Vattnets roll i Tchads jordbruksproduktion – metoder för förbättrad analys av jordbruksförändring / The role of water in crop production in Chad – methods for improved analysis of agricultural change
Agriculture constitutes the largest economic sector and professional occupation in Chad, and is undergoing rapid changes due to processes of population increase, institutional reforms, conflicts in neighbouring countries, increasingly globalized trade networks, and environmental changes. But despite their importance for livelihoods and economic growth, the specific patterns and drivers of change in the agricultural sector are however poorly understood. This article summarizes the current state of knowledge about the processes of change in the agricultural sector in Chad and their drivers, as well as the research methods used to address them. It shows that a large part of the processes of change remain unexplained, which requires improved research- and data management methods. Finally, a framework is presented on how to realize such improvements.