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Title:Working with farmers for better land husbandry
Editors:Hudson, NormanISNI
Cheatle, RodneyISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Intermediate Technology Publications in association with World Association of Soil and Water Conservation
ISBN:1853391603; 1853391220
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
rural development
popular participation
water management
agricultural innovations
soil fertility
animal husbandry
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Abstract:The papers in this volume were presented at a workshop on 'Environment and the Poor' held in Kenya and Tanzania in 1991. The book first sets the scene with an outline of present approaches to soil and water management in different countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) and the views of aid agencies. Then follows discussion of social, cultural and economic issues and the mechanics of participatory working. The case studies that follow are in three groups. There are examples of the opportunities and benefits of improved farming methods (D.B. Thomas on Kenya, T.F. Shaxson on Lesotho, R.J. Cheatle and S.N.J. Njoroge on the Kenya Institute of Organic Farming, S. Caiger on crops with market potential); case studies where an important part of the experience is stimulating community developments (B. Thomas-Slayter, C. Kabutha and R. Ford on Machakos, Kenya, H. Gappa on Tanzania, E.M. Tukahirwa and P. Veit on Uganda, C. Dorm-Adzobu, O. Ampudu-Agyei and P. Veit on Ghana, Yagoub A. Mohamed on Darfur, Sudan, Ruth Kiwanuka on the Joint Energy and Environment Projects in Uganda, O. Mascarenhas on Tanzania, F. Mdluli on Swaziland); and case studies with emphasis on the methods and techniques used to promote better land husbandry (Gedion Shone on Lesotho, Dolores Rauch on Kenya, P. Nyamudeza et al. on Zimbabwe, Yembo Kaonga and Elizabeth Malayisha on Zambia, Hanspeter Liniger on Kenya, J.P. Hunter and L.C. Weaver on Lesotho).