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Title:Water for agriculture in Zimbabwe: policy and management options for the smallholder sector
Editors:Manzungu, EmmanuelISNI
Senzanje, AidanISNI
Zaag, Pieter van derISNI
Year:1999
Pages:275
Language:English
City of publisher:Harare
Publisher:University of Zimbabwe Publications
ISBN:0908307632
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:1996
water management
small farms
irrigation
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Abstract:The book is based on a selection of papers presented at a workshop on 'Water for Agriculture: Current Practices and Future Prospects' organized by the University of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Programme on Women Studies, Extension, Sociology and Irrigation and held at Mandel Training Centre in Harare between 11 and 13 March 1996. The book discusses water-related issues in the smallholder farming sector of Zimbabwe and is divided into four parts. Part I focuses on rainfall, on its incidence as well as the technical and social interpretations that various people hold. Part II presents technologies that can be used to improve, conserve and make efficient use of the limited water resources available in the smallholder sector in both rainfed and irrigated environments. In Part III the discussion shifts to catchment management and its technical, managerial, institutional and legal aspects. Part IV presents relevant policy issues regarding drought relief and irrigation, water pricing, and water reform, including legal aspects and the concept of integrated water resource management. Contributors: Alex Bolding, Marieke de Groen, Elias Kamba, Chris Lovell, Dumisani Magadlela, Amos Makarau, Emmanuel Manzungu, Eric Matinenga, Girlmerina Matiza, Edward Mazhangara, Osmond Mugweni, Kay Muir-Leresche, Monica Murata, Phibeon Nyamudeza, Carin Vijfhuizen, Aidan Senzanje, Hubert Savenije, Pieter van der Zaag.
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