The Upside of Flooding and Agriculture

Philip Hegerty James, University of Agriculture & NAPP Scholar at MSU (Fall 2018) Agriculture in dry land areas is vulnerable to failure, this is due to erratic rainfall and desert encroachment, hence the use of Fadama (Low-lying seasonally flooded areas or floodplains) lands to compliment upland farming becomes vital. This is important, particularly where irrigation facilities are minimal or non-existent as found in Sahel West Africa.