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The Impacts of Saline-Water Intrusion on the Lives and Livelihoods of Gambian RiceGrowingFarmers

  title={The Impacts of Saline-Water Intrusion on the Lives and Livelihoods of Gambian RiceGrowingFarmers},
  author={Bagbohouna M'koumfida},
In most developing countries, agriculture plays a key role on the livelihood of generations of poor rural farmers. Climate change is projected to undermine agricultural production and exert more stress on the livelihood of many farmers, including in The Gambia. Rice Oryza sativa L is the main dietary food in The Gambia and River Gambia serves as the country’s major source of freshwater irrigation for tidal rice farming. River Gambia is seriously affected by saline water intrusion which in… 

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