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Title:Design of small holder irrigation scheme in the Gwembe Valley in Zambia
Authors:Siakantu, J.B.
Qasem, M.A.
Book title:African regional symposium on small holder irrigation: 5-7 September 1984, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:small farms
Abstract:In 1982, the government of Zambia decided to exploit the potential of drawdown land of Lake Kariba and for the first time to develop quick yielding and low-cost irrigation for the poor people of the area. A simple basin irrigated system was designed with minimum structures. Three sub-categories of farmers were involved to find out their reaction to this system: village elders, widows and school dropouts. Preliminary results indicate that the latter two categories would react favrourably to such a system.