WF2: Unlocking the potential of rain-fed agriculture in the Nile Basin ***ENDED
Apr 12, 2021 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM
The paper used the MODSIM simulation model to assess the potential impacts of the GERD on the High Aswan Dam (HAD) in terms of water inflows, reservoir storage elevation, hydropower generation and evaporation losses.:
This paper aims to support decision making on potential pathways for development of agriculture in the Eastern Nile Basin. Using a modelling approach, the paper assesses two scenarios of development of cereal (wheat, maize, rice, barley, sorghum and millet) production along two pathways: (a) vertical (intensification) and (b) horizontal (extensification) and shows significant savings in water for the intensification option.