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Title:Irrigation development in Africa: lessons of experience
Authors:Moris, Jon R.ISNI
Thom, Derrick J.ISNI
Series:Studies in water policy and management
City of publisher:Boulder, CO
Publisher:Westview Press
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Abstract:This is an overview of the causes, consequences, and problems of and the prospects for irrigation development in sub-Saharan Africa. The book provides a descriptive and analytical review of the causes of irrigation failure and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of large-scale versus small-scale development schemes. The study analyses the prospects for irrigation in the differing hydrological environments of the continent and summarizes the technical, agronomic, economic, sociological, and land tenure issues that have resulted in the failure of many irrigation schemes. Lessons for donors and host countries are drawn regarding future directions for irrigation assistance. Five case studies have been included, viz. Senegal (the Bakel Project), Mali (Action Blé Diré), Nigeria (Bakolori Irrigation Project), Sudan (the Gezira Scheme), and Kenya (the Bura West Scheme). The book also contains contributions by D.S. Humpal, M. Tiffen, L.F. Vincent, and T.M. Zalla.