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Title:Irrigation water sale in the non-public sector in the Northern province, Democratic Republic of the Sudan
Authors:Adam, Farah Hassan
Salih, Aziz
Zaki, El Sayed Ali AhmedISNI
Periodical:Agricultural Economics Bulletin for Africa
Geographic term:Sudan
water supply
Abstract:Investigation into the economic use of irrigation water in a number of pump schemes established, in the Shendi and Merowe districts of the Northern Province. The systems of irrigation water sale in the non-public schemes, both co-operative and private, are subjected to a comparative evaluation, based on data obtained from a survey questionnaire. The traditional type of share-cropping is found to be dominant. Schemes that pay cash rates and the schemes of share-cropping alike suffer from a high ratio of irrigation water charges to tenancy total costs and gross returns. Revision of the tenants-licensee relationship, on the basis of economically justifiable estimates of irrigation costs per watering, returns to investment, and net returns to tenants, is necessary. Co-operative irrigation water proved to be superior to private water sale. Ref., notes, tables, glossary.