Irrigation in the Nile Basin

Irrigation areas in South Sudan

Infrastructure for irrigated agriculture in South Sudan is yet to develop. Currently, there is one irrigation scheme, the Aweil scheme located in the southern bank of the Lol river, with a total equipped area of 500 ha and an estimated cropping intensity of 30%. The main crop cultivated is rice. The total annual water demand is estimated to be 3.4 MCM with all the water coming from Lol River.