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Title:Indigenous irrigated production in SE Ghana: lessons for the design of small holder irrigation schemes
Author:Chisholm, N.G.
Book title:African regional symposium on small holder irrigation: 5-7 September 1984, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe / ed. M.J. Blackie
Year:1984
Pages:427-437
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:small farms
irrigation
Abstract:The paper describes a system of indigenous irrigated production in S.E. Ghana and, briefly, two irrigation schemes. It draws attentions to the adaptation of cultivation practices to local ecological and climatic conditions and to the ability to adjust to deteriorating national economic conditions. The variety of tenure and other community arrangements providing access to land, labour and financial resources are described. Aspects of organization of the two development schemes are discussed, particularly to examine the extent of farmer involvement. This is found to be constrained. Comparison leads to conclusions on social and economic components requiring analysis in design of irrigation projects. Ref.
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