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Title:A development dialogue: rainwater harvesting in Turkana
Authors:Cullis, AdrianISNI
Pacey, ArnoldISNI
Year:1992
Pages:126
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Intermediate Technology Publications
ISBN:1853391166; 1853391042
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:Turkana
agricultural projects
water management
Abstract:This book is about a process of change brought about by one agency worker from the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) involved in the Turkana Water Harvesting and Draught Animal Demonstration Project, which started in northern Kenya in 1984. It charts the progress from a demonstration rainwater harvesting project controlled by expatriate project workers to a participative self-development project managed by a committee of pastoralists. Ch. 1 describes the famine crisis in the Turkana District in the period 1979-1984. Ch. 2 looks at the history of the Turkana people and of programmes designed to benefit them up to 1984. Ch. 3 examines the pastoral economy of the Turkana, which involves herding, hunting and seasonal sorghum cultivation, and Turkana institutions related to land tenure, herding, family life, social networks, traditional agriculture and the production of grain and trade in sorghum. Ch. 4 discusses the project to improve gardens by using water harvesting methods and draught animals in 1985. Ch. 5 treats the period 1986-1987, characterized by efforts to develop rainwater harvesting in new areas, to monitor the work and record results more effectively, and to streamline and decentralize project management. In ch. 6 the period 1987-1990, which saw the start of self-management, is treated. The project was renamed the Lokitaung Pastoral Development Project in early 1989 to cover the broader objectives which had developed. The conclusion discusses the need for dialogue-based development.
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