Agricultural Irrigation Systems and Drainage Technology

Agricultural Irrigation Systems and Drainage Technology
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

Invest in the establishment of affordable irrigation facilities and drainage infrastructures for the sustainable and inclusive intensification of agricultural production

Expected Impact

Provide a reliable food supply, support farmer livelihoods and reduce negative environmental impact and increasing access to water

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
10% - 15% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
USD 100 million - USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
> USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) Zero Hunger (SDG 2) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9) Life on Land (SDG 15)
Sector Sources
  • 1) The Republic of Tunisia, 2021. Voluntary National Review 2021. 2) The Republic of Tunisia, 2019. Voluntary National Review 2019. 3) Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries. FAO 35th Regional Conference for the Near East. 4) Republic of Tunisia, 2018. Economic Recovery Plan 2019-2020. 5) French Development Agency, 2021. North Africa Regional Strategy 2021-2025. 6) FAO, 2021. FAO supports a new startup that facilitates market access for small farmers and Tunisian artisans. 7) APIA, 2021. 475.1 Millions de dinars d'investissements agricoles privés durant les onze premiers mois de l'année 2021. 8) SwitchMed, 2018. Tunisia. 9) IFAD, 2019. Republic of Tunisia Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP) 2019-2024. 10) FAO, 2017. Country Fact Sheet on Food and Agriculture Policy Trends. 11) KariaNet, ESDU, 2016. Women's informal groups and their impact on irrigated agriculture in Tunisia. 12) Ecofin Agency, 2020. Tunisian govt plans $120mln agricultural investment in 2021. 13) FIPA, 2019. Investing in Tunisia: The Opportunity to Come.
IOA Sources
  • 14) Oxford Business Group. Government programmes and private investment boost efficiency and equity in Tunisia's olive oil segment. 15) Startup Tunisia. 16) Jeune Afrique, 2021. Agriculture de demain : le Burkina Faso à la pointe de la micro-irrigation. 17) African Development Bank, 2017. PROJECT TO DEVELOP IRRIGATION SCHEMES THROUGH VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT. 18) Stakeholder Consultations held in 2021. 19) FTDES, 2020. Etude sur Les Petites Exploitations Agricoles en Tunisie. 20) NABC, 2018. Tunisia Business Opportunity Report: Agriculture. 21) Oxford Business Group. Government programmes and private investment boost efficiency and equity in Tunisia's olive oil segment. 22) Chebil et al, 2019. Estimation of the economic loss due to irrigation water use inefficiency in Tunisia. 23) World Crunch, 2020. In Tunisia, A Digital Revolution For Agriculture Takes Root. 24) NETAFIM, 2019. Empowering women in developing countries with Agritech. 25) National Geographic Society, 2020. Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Modifications. "26) UNDP, 2020. Engaging private sector in NDC implementation - Assessment of private sector investment potential for the water sector in coastal areas. "