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The Smallholder Farm as an Appropriate Water Management Unit in Wetland Development

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dc.creator Giesen van de, N.C.
dc.creator Steenhuis, T.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-07T12:51:22Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:55:08Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-07T12:51:22Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:55:08Z
dc.date.created 2015-07-07T12:51:22Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier Giesen van de, N.C. & Steenhuis, T.S. (1995) The Smallholder Farm as an Appropriate Water Management Unit in Wetland Development, in Owen R., Verbeek K., Jackson, J. and Steenhuis, T. (eds.) Dambo Farming In Zimbabwe: Water Management, Cropping and Soil Potentials for Smallholder Farming in the Wetlands: Conference Proceedings, pp.61-69, Harare: UZ Publications.
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/6500
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/2170
dc.description.abstract Rising population pressures in Africa have caused the agricultural use of wetlands to become increasingly important. Developing large surface irrigation infrastructures, as Asia did during the sixties and seventies, often proves to be too costly for Africa. This makes wetlands, with their relatively good water availability and high soil fertility, an interesting alternative for increasing food production. Wetland use offers economic advantages as well. Farming on wetlands is a labor-intensive process, while surface irrigation is capital- intensive.
dc.language en
dc.publisher University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Publications.
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe (UZ)
dc.subject Agriculture
dc.subject Rural Development
dc.subject Water
dc.title The Smallholder Farm as an Appropriate Water Management Unit in Wetland Development
dc.type Book chapter


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