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Irrigation » Water Management - Cultivated wetlands and inland valley bottoms non-equipped

(thousand ha)

Zambia is the top country by cultivated wetlands non-equipped in the world. As of 2002, cultivated wetlands non-equipped in Zambia was 100 thousand ha that accounts for 93.47 % of the world's cultivated wetlands non-equipped. The top 2 countries (others are Benin) account for 100.00 % of it. The world's total cultivated wetlands non-equipped was estimated at 106.99 thousand ha in 2002.

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Wetland and inland valley bottoms (IVB) that have not been equipped with water control structures but are used for cropping. They are often found in Africa. They will have limited (mostly traditional) arrangements to regulate water and control drainage.