The sand river alliance carefully documents its action research activities, and let it be reviewed by peers. The following are research articles that we have published so far. (Click the link to access the full paper.)

Prasad, Pooja, Annelieke Duker, Diego Z. Velasquez, Moline Chauruka, Benson .M. Karimba, Charlotte de Fraiture, Emmanuel Manzungu and Pieter van der Zaag, 2024. From few large to many small investments: lessons for adaptive irrigation development in an uncertain world. Frontiers in Water 6, 1296262 [doi:10.3389/frwa.2024.1296262] [OPEN ACCESS]

Chauruka, Moline, Annelieke Duker, Pooja Prasad and Pieter van der Zaag, 2023. Endogenous irrigation in arid Zimbabwe: farmer perceptions of livelihood benefits and barriers to scaling. Water SA 49 (4), 355–362. [doi:10.17159/wsa/2023.v49.i4.4031] [OPEN ACCESS]

Duker, Annelieke, 2023. Viewpoint: Seeing like a farmer – How irrigation  policies may undermine farmer-led irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa. Water Alternatives 16 (3)

Duker, Annelieke E.C., Sambulisiwe Maseko, Mehluli A. Moyo, Benson M. Karimba, Alex Bolding, Pooja Prasad, Charlotte de Fraiture and Pieter van der Zaag, 2023. The changing faces of farmer-led irrigation: Lessons from dynamic irrigation trajectories in Kenya and Zimbabwe. The Journal of Development Studies 59 (9), 1317-1336 [doi:10.1080/00220388.2023.2204176] [OPEN ACCESS]

Prasad, Pooja, Annelieke Duker, Charlotte de Fraiture and Pieter van der Zaag, 2023. Irrigation development under uncertainty: a call for adaptive investment pathways. Environmental Science and Policy 140, 104–110 [doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2022.11.017] [OPEN ACCESS]

Saveca, Paulo S.L., Attoumane Abi, Tibor Y. Stigter, Eelco Lukas and Francois Fourie, 2022. Assessing groundwater dynamics and hydrological processes from sand river deposits in the Limpopo River, Mozambique. Frontiers in Water 3, 731642 [doi:10.3389/frwa.2021.731642] [OPEN ACCESS]

Duker, Annelieke E.C., Benson M. Karimba, Grace E. Wani, Pooja Prasad, Pieter van der Zaag and Charlotte De Fraiture, 2022. Security in flexibility: accessing land and water for irrigation in Kenya’s changing rural environment. Cahiers Agricultures 31, 7 [doi:10.1051/cagri/2022003] [OPEN ACCESS]

Karimba, Benson M., Annelieke Duker, Pooja Prasad, Poolad Karimi, Charlotte de Fraiture and Pieter van der Zaag, 2022. Irrigation on the move: How transient farming partnerships facilitate the expansion of smallholder irrigation along ephemeral rivers in dryland areas of Kenya. Agricultural Water Management 265, 107526 [doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2022.107526] [OPEN ACCESS]

Duker, Annelieke E.C., Tanyaradzwa A. Mawoyo, Alex Bolding, Charlotte de Fraiture and Pieter van der Zaag, 2020. Shifting or drifting? The crisis-driven advancement and failure of private smallholder irrigation from sand river aquifers in arid Zimbabwe. Agricultural Water Management 241, 106342 [doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106342] [OPEN ACCESS]

Duker, Annelieke, Cesário Cambaza, Paulo Saveca, Sergio Ponguane, Tanyaradzwa A. Mawoyo, Mieke Hulshof, Louise Nkomo, Stephen Hussey, Berry Van den Pol, Robert Vuik, Tibor Stigter and Pieter van der Zaag, 2020. Using nature-based water storage for smallholder irrigated agriculture in African drylands: Lessons from frugal innovation pilots in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Environmental Science and Policy 107, 1-6. [doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2020.02.010] [OPEN ACCESS]

Rietdijk, Evelien, Jos Timmermans, Jan Kwakkel and Pieter van der Zaag, 2019. Adaptive Development Pathways – a novel planning approach for vulnerable communities facing an uncertain future. DeltaLinks July 2019. [OPEN ACCESS]

Villani, Lorenzo, Giulio Castelli, Eyasu Yazew Hagos and Elena Bresci, 2018. Water productivity analysis of sand dams irrigation farming in northern Ethiopia. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development 112 (1), 139-160 [doi:10.12895/jaeid.20181.726] [OPEN ACCESS]

Love, David, Pieter van der Zaag, Stefan Uhlenbrook and Richard Owen, 2011. A water balance modelling approach to optimising the use of water resources in ephemeral sand rivers. River Research and Applications 27 (7), 908–925 [doi:10.1002/rra.1408]