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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Bangladesh

    The impact of shallow subsurface drainage was investigated as a pilot study on a 0.13 ha plot of a farmer’s field located in Batiaghata, Khulna District, Bangladesh, in the floodplain of the Bay of Bengal. The drainage design differed from traditional subsurface tile drains in two respects: (i) the depth of drains was shallow (30 cm); and (ii) the design did not include a sump and accessories such as pumps (drainage outlets were tidal).

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017

    Land provides a host of ecosystem services, of which the provisioning services are often considered paramount. As the demand for agricultural products multiplies, other ecosystem services are being degraded or lost entirely. Finding a sustainable trade-off between food production and one or more of other ecosystem services, given the variety of stakeholders, is a matter of optimizing land use in a dynamic and complex socio-ecological system. Land degradation reduces our options to meet both food demands and environmental needs.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018

    This article shows how large-scale commercial farmers, individually and collectively, are responding to land and water reform processes in the Thukela River basin, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. With a high degree of innovative agency, commercial farmers have effectively executed four strategies, enabling them to adapt and use their access to resources to neutralize multiple water reform efforts that once promised to be catalysts for inclusive change in the post-apartheid era.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2019
    Southern Asia, Sri Lanka

    A reliable supply of water is critical for agricultural intensification and yield improvement. Technological devices that lift, transport and apply water contribute to increased yield from improved crop varieties and high input cultivation. The increasing use of motor pumps is a significant contribution to the development of small-scale irrigation.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    South Africa

    A survey of 76 public smallholder irrigation schemes in the Limpopo Province was jointly conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), South Africa, and the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD), as part of the ‘Revitalization of Smallholder Irrigation in South Africa’ project.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2018
    Ethiopia

    This paper provides details of soil and water conservation (SWC) investments in Ethiopia over the past 20 years. It presents SWC practices and estimates the level of SWC investments in different regions. The paper focuses on four principal agricultural regions: Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray. Primary and secondary data were collected for the analysis, and consultations were conducted at regional levels. Primary data on diverse SWC practices, their numbers and areal extent were obtained from the archives of regional Bureaus of Agriculture (BoAs).

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa

    Parasitic nematodes, especially
    Haemonchus contortus,
    are among the most common and
    economically important causes of infectious
    diseases of sheep and goats owned by
    pastoralists and small holder farm
    ers in East Africa. In Kenya, control of these infections
    mainly relies on the use of anthelmintic dr
    ugs. However, ethnoveteri
    nary medicine (EVM)
    preparations are widely used by pastoralists
    and small holder farmers (SHF) for treatment
    of their livestock agains

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2018

    Smallholder irrigation expansion would signi cantly increase agricultural production, and reduce food insecurity and poverty levels in East Africa. This paper reviews literature on trends, constraints and opportunities of smallholder irrigation in four East African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Irrigation development has been slow in these countries, and has been mainly through traditional schemes.

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