With regard to agricultural-water control, the solutions put forward by the AAA initiative are results/production-oriented. These solutions seek to achieve complementarity between water-conveyance installations, hydro-agricultural facilities, plot developments, institutional exploitation and reinforcement, and value addition – all without losing sight of the scope of the areas to be developed for irrigation (large zones, collective or rustic zones, small-scale private irrigation, lowland development).
In this respect, five key themes have been identified:
- Reinforce water-potential mobilisation: rehabilitate existing structures to optimise their capacity and build new structural facilities;
- Proactively develop complementary irrigation between (a) large-scale irrigation based on the development of great plains, (b) lowland and flood-recession agriculture, (c) small-scale rural irrigation, and (d) individual irrigation;
- Continue to strengthen the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach, particularly for cross-border water management;
- Modernise and promote more water-efficient and more productive irrigation and production systems;
- Proactively support irrigation development through capacity building.