Why Investing in Water-Efficient Irrigation Is a Pragmatic Recovery Plan for Rural Communities in Ghana

This What-If simulation estimates the costs and societal benefits from investing in drip irrigation infrastructure for a rural community in Ghana. The simulation results serve to inform the Green Climate Fund and other public donors and investors whether such irrigation infrastructure should be targeted by sustainable recovery financing.

This What-If simulation explores if water-efficient irrigation infrastructure on 1,010 hectares of agricultural land in a rural area in Ghana is a worthwhile infrastructure investment for sustainable community development in light of climate change and the economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conducted assessment consists of a valuation of the additional costs and benefits associated with the implementation of water-efficient irrigation infrastructure in the proposed project area. Water-efficient irrigation is assumed to lead to greater water availability and free up more land to be used for crop production. Read the full report for detailed simulation results.