Smallholder farmers produce 80% of Africa's food © Adobe Stock
Smallholder farmers produce 80% of Africa's food © Adobe Stock

African farmers restricted by 'outdated' water laws

1 November 2018

Up to 100,000 smallholder farmers in central and southern Africa are forced to irrigate water illegally because of outdated permit laws, according to a report.

Governments in Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe should remove the need for small farmers to get a permit to collect water for agriculture, said the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

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