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Title:Rural development through irrigation: studies in a town on the Kano River Project
Author:Wallace, TinaISNI
Series:CSER Research Report
City of publisher:Zaria
Publisher:Centre for Social & Economic Research, Ahmadu Bello University
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
Subjects:rural development
Abstract:Based on fieldwork carried out in Chiromawa, an old Hausa town located opposite the gates of the Kano River Project Irrigation Scheme, Nigeria, in 1976-1977, the author examines the impact of the scheme on farmers' relations of production. Contents: Introduction - 1. Rural Development, the Nigerian approach - 2. The methodology of the research - 3. Chiromawa: setting for the research - 4. Physical structure, management and technology of the Kano River Project - 5. The impact of the scheme on the land: changing land tenure and land use in the Kano close settled zone - 6. The organisation of labour for agriculture: the importance of 'gandu' and changing labour relations for the running of the Kano River Project - 7. Nonfarming occupations in Chiromawa: their significance for the running of the irrigation scheme, and the impact of the scheme on these occupations - 8. Rural development through irrigation: its contribution to productivity and welfare, and the transformation of rural society.