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What is the importance of irrigation?

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Importance of irrigation include;

  • Improves crops yields
  • Ensure steady supply of food throughout the year
  • Maximum utilization of resources where the soil is fertile
  • Reclamation of arid/semi-arid areas/land
  • Provide regular and adequate supply of water
  • Source of employment in areas where it is used extensively
  • Promote crop production for export
  • Allow growing of paddy rice
  • Allow growing of crops in green houses