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Irrigation in tropical Africa

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Published by African Studies Centre in Cambridge, England .
Written in English

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  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
    • Subjects:
    • Irrigation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses.,
    • Irrigation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Planning -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by W.M. Adams and A.T. Grove.
      SeriesCambridge African monograph ;, 3, Cambridge African monographs ;, no. 3.
      ContributionsAdams, W. M. 1955-, Grove, A. T., University of Cambridge. African Studies Centre.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS616.A448 I77 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 148 p. :
      Number of Pages148
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2995171M
      ISBN 100902993100
      LC Control Number84251217


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The book contains 13 papers originally given at a workshop in March which brought together field practitioners engaged in irrigation development in Africa, and. Irrigation in tropical Africa: problems and problem solving / edited by W.M.

Adams and A.T. Grove. Corporate Authors: University of Cambridge. African Studies Centre. Other authors: Adams, W.

Grove, A. Irrigation in Africa. Irrigation in Africa has not developed to the same extent as in Asia. The special features of Africa for developing and managing irrigation projects, the pre- sent status and future potential of both rainfed and irrigated agriculture in 50 African countries, and the main prob- lems facing Africa in the area of irriga- tion are analysed.

Survey of irrigation in Africa The first part of the result section is a literature survey about the relationship between irriga- tion and agriculture in Africa. It is followed by a description of what kind of environmental impacts irrigation systems can cause without a proper management.

Rural Development in Tropical Africa. Editors: Heyer, Judith, Roberts, Pepe, Williams, Gavin (Eds.) the Impact of an Irrigation Scheme on Productivity and Welfare. Pages Wallace, Tina. monographs and reference books in print and online.

About Us. Rural Development in Tropical Africa. Editors (view affiliations) Judith Heyer; Pepe Roberts; the Impact of an Irrigation Scheme on Productivity and Welfare.

Tina Wallace. Pages Pages The Senegal River Valley. Adrian Adams. Pages Back Matter. Pages PDF. About this book. Keywords. Africa business. PDF ( KB) Library Record. Although irrigation in Africa has the potential to boost agricultural productivities by at least 50 percent, food production on the continent is almost entirely rainfed.

The area equipped for irrigation, currently slightly more than 13 million hectares, makes up just 6 percent of the total cultivated area. Introduction The marginal and semi-arid areas of Southern Africa are not suited to crops without irrigation and irrigation is available to only a few farmers.

Livestock production such as beef, dairy, goat and sheep are more suited to farming here for smallholder farmers who do not have access to irrigation. Christianity in tropical Africa by Patrick E.

Ofori,Kto Press edition, in English Share this book. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Embed. Edit. Last edited by Clean Up Bot. Octo | History. An edition of Christianity in tropical Africa () Christianity in tropical AfricaMissing: Irrigation. Islam In Tropical Africa book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.3/5(2).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Drummond, Henry, Tropical Africa. New York: C. Scribner's, (OCoLC) Document Type:Missing: Irrigation. know relatively little about irrigation in southern Africa before the arrival of people of European origin in the fifteenth century.

Outline In this paper an attempt will be made to give an exposition of irrigation developments prior to the colonial era in southern Africa – specifically Zimbabwe and South Africa. The objective will be to outline. Gravity irrigation is very frequent in West Africa while the amount of water used is rarely follow up or analyzed.

Such a work was carried out in the case of the 16 ha Tropical Savannah irrigated. The need to improve irrigation scheduling and water use efficiency of fruit tree crops in the summer and winter rainfall areas of South Africa, where water stress is increasing, has been identified (Roux, ).

In a recent WRC report on the optimisation of irrigation management in mango trees, Pavel et al. Journals & Books; Help Download PDF Download. Advanced. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. Volume16 AugustPages Modelling the forest and woodland-irrigation nexus in tropical Africa: A case study in Benin.

Author links open overlay panel Confidence Duku a Sander J. Zwart b Lars Hein a. Show more. Share. Integrated Plant Nutrient Management in Sub-Saharan Africa Bernard Vanlauwe 07/02/02 International Research on Natural Resource Management Hermann Waibel 08/11/07 Irrigation and Drainage Performance Assessment Marinus G Bos 22/04/ irrigation in Africa, Egypt, is considered, currently million ha of land is under irrigation, and this constitutes nearly 28% of the total land under irrigation in Africa.

Meanwhile, after decades of development aid, less than 5% of the arable land in the whole of Africa is irrigated at all, and drip irrigation is only a small fraction (irrigation technology, has been shown to enable African farmers to grow more and healthier food varieties.

irrigation spread throughout Persia, the Middle East and westward along the Mediterranean. In the same broad time frame, irrigation technology sprang up more or less independently across the Asian continent in India, Pakistan, China, and elsewhere.

In the New World the Inca, Maya, and Aztec made wide use of irrigation. Irrigation in Africa in Figures: Aquastat Survey - (FAO Water Reports) by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Author) ISBN Tropical Africa book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(1). An Introduction to the Politics of Tropical Africa book. An Introduction to the Politics of Tropical Africa. DOI link for An Introduction to the Politics of Tropical Africa. An Introduction to the Politics of Tropical Africa book.

By Richard Hodder-Williams. Edition 1st Edition. First Published Missing: Irrigation. Latin America (81%), but also significant in Africa (56%) and Asia (38%). The rapid degradation of tropical soils is more noticeable in rainforests and mountain slopes that lose their protective vegetation due to human activity.

In some wet-and-dry tropical regions, the dry season may last six months on average, impeding the cultivation of. Irrigation Development in Africa: Lessons of Experience is a veritable encyclopedia of information on African irrigation.

It describes a significant subset of the African irrigation experience, from traditional flood recession systems to large projects like Gezira and Bura. Hekstra, P.

Prospects for small scale irrigation development in east Africa (An inventory made in Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda). Rome: Land and Water Development Division, FAO.

Chapter Tropical Africa and Asia, (Pages ) I. Tropical Lands and Peoples A. The Tropical Environment The tropics are warm year-round, the equator marking its center and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn marking its limits.

The rainy and dry seasons of the Afro-Asian tropics comes from wind patterns across the oceans. Sub-Saharan Africa is the epicentre of this challenge.

The region's population is set to more than double by to almost billion, or 25% of the world's projected population 2. The results of research into the water relations of cocoa are reviewed in the context of drought mitigation and irrigation need.

Background information on the centres of production of the cocoa tree, and the role of water in crop development and growth processes, is followed by reviews of the effects of water stress on stomatal conductance, leaf water status and gas exchange, together with.

Politics of agriculture in tropical Africa. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book. DOI link for Christianity in Tropical Africa. Christianity in Tropical Africa book. Studies Presented and Discussed at the Seventh International African Seminar, University of Ghana, April Edited By C.

Baëta. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 16 August Missing: Irrigation. The missing piece of Africa’s agriculture puzzle A new IFPRI research paper, What is the Irrigation Potential for Africa?A combined biophysical and socioeconomic approach, provides an overview—and offers solutions to—Africa’s irrigation landscape.

According to estimates, only six percent of the continent’s farmland is contrast, it’s 37 percent in Asia. Narrative of an Explorer in Tropical South Africa Francis Galton, (Second edition, ) Minerva Library of Famous Books.

For the second edition the type was reset, with some errors creeping in, and the colour plates and map were discarded for inferior versions. A rock in South-West Africa where Galton marked his g: Irrigation. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip.

Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Narrative of an explorer in tropical South Africa Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This g: Irrigation. A timely and important book, as anyone knows who has travelled to the tropics., Northeastern Naturalist For those interested in 'sustainable use' as something more than a conservation catchphrase, Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forests is a must read.

It is a welcome contribution to what is currently a small body of literature detailing the implementation of sustainable use in s: 2. In contrast, the smaller irrigation systems constructed at the village level were easier to reconstruct and provided greater long-term stability.

Mineral Resources. Tropical peoples used iron for agricultural implements, weapons, and needles. Copper, particularly important in Africa, was used to make wire and decorative objects. In Africa, 80% of the most practiced irrigation technique in either full or partial control schemes is surface irrigation.

However, more than one million hectares of sprinkler irrigation have been reported, most of it being concentrated in Botswana, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and to a lesser degree in Kenya and Zambia.

Irrigation has attained increasing importance the world over be-cause of the growing demand for food by a rapidly growing world population. The current global population stands at billion, growing at a rate of around % per year and is projected to in-crease to about billion by (United Nations ).

Africa. Nevertheless, most studies assessing water management options for malaria vector control in sub-Saharan Africa focus on rice irrigation [7, 11, 14–18] with limited information on irrigation on other crops. Thus, it is crucial to assess the impact of using proper water management for malaria vector control around different crop irrigation schemes.

Abstract. Background and Significance of the topic: The chapter gives an overview of precision agriculture and its impacts on food security in ology: Methods and concepts of precision agriculture are described including crop, soil and position sensors; which include global positioning and remote sensing applications in detection of crop stress, monitoring variability, soils, weeds.

In Robert Morgan’s book, “Water and the Land: A History of American Irrigation,” he traces the development of field irrigation, from surface irrigation to the center-pivot systems that dot the landscape today. Sprinkler irrigation first became a reality at the end of the 19th century, according to g: tropical Africa.

Aerobic rice is, nevertheless, generally lower yielding than lowland paddy rice. De Datta et al. [] tested the variety IR20 under aerobic conditions with irrigation in the Philippines and achieved 55% more water savings than in traditional flooded systems, but yield was compromised from t/ha down to t/r, upland rice reportedly has a greater fractal abundance of roots than.Optimizing water and nitrogen application for neglected horticultural species in tropical sub-humid climate areas: a case of African eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.).

Scientia Horticulturae,   Compared to other continents, Africa has the world’s lowest rate of irrigation equipment. In Central and South America and in Asia, for example, areas equipped for irrigation respectively amount to 23 million hectares and billion hectares, i.e.

about % and 15 % of total agricultural land.