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review of soil and water management research in semi-arid areas of Southern and Eastern Africa

K. Morse

review of soil and water management research in semi-arid areas of Southern and Eastern Africa

by K. Morse

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Published by Natural Resources Institute in Chatham Maritime .
Written in English


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StatementK. Morse.
SeriesLR -- 14
ContributionsNatural Resources Institute.
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Open LibraryOL17205946M
ISBN 100859544621

South Africa - South Africa - Soils: South Africa contains three major soil regions. East of approximately longitude 25° E, soils have formed under wet summer and dry winter conditions; the more-important soil types there are laterite (red, leached, iron-bearing soil), unleached subtropical soils, and gleylike (i.e., bluish gray, sticky, and compact) podzolic soils (highly leached soils that. Soil and water conservation is - in its outlines- a worldwide strategy in the context of a sustainable and poverty-orientated natural resource management (Rauch ).. Soil and water conservation are those activities at the local level which maintain or enhance the productive capacity of the land including soil, water and vegetation in areas prone to degradation through.

The aim of this study was to analyse agricultural drought, and to evaluate soil and water management options and strategies for sustainable crop production in drought-prone semi-arid Kenya. Research was conducted at an experimental site in Katumani and in Iiuni watershed, both in Machakos by:   Four opportunities for low-input management of soil fertility in semi-arid eastern Uganda have been verified as economical using farmer participatory approaches; information dissemination is underway and more detailed research has .

Hydrological Modelling in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas: A Case Study in Handan City, China Xuerui Gao 1,2,*, higher in the eastern plain area than that in the western mountainous area. Generally, there is and management of soil water resources in rain-fed agriculture, particularly in arid and semiarid areas Author: Xuerui Gao, Jianhua Wang, Pute Wu, Yong Zhao, Xining Zhao, Fan He. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Journal article Smallholder farmers in eastern Africa and climate change: a review of risks and adaptation options with implications for future Journal article Changing rainfall patterns and farmers ’ adaptation through soil water management practices in semi- arid eastern Kenya.


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Review of soil and water management research in semi-arid areas of Southern and Eastern Africa by K. Morse Download PDF EPUB FB2

A Review of Soil and Water Management Reserach in Semi-Arid Areas of Southern and Eastern Africa. Author(s) Morse, K. Publisher: Chatham Maritime.: Natural Resources Institute (NRI) Publication year: Notes: Library holding:XF show all notes.

order in semi-arid areas, and that the recent disasters of degradation and famine in Africa result from misuse and mis-management of the natural resources which reduced the region's ability to cope with the additional stress of drought. Chapter 2 starts with a review of the extent of the erosion problem and the.

A review of soil and water management research in semi-arid areas of southern and eastern Africa. Chatham, UK. Natural Resources Institute. Moyo, A. & Hagmann, J. Growth effective rainfall in maize production under different tillage systems in semi-arid condition and shallow granitic sand of Southern Zimbabwe.

Project research report, Soil System Management Under Arid and Semi-Arid Conditions 49 production of forage shrubs and herbs, followed by more general improvement in soil fertility, may be the most feasible option for.

the large range of low-cost agricultural water management technologies, especially in semi-arid areas of developing countries because the unreliable water supply threatens the availability of water for crops (Merrey et al.,).

Still, approximately 69 % of southern African land occursFile Size: KB. Soil and Water Conservation in Semi-arid Areas Issue 57 of FAO soils bulletin, ISSN Author: Norman Hudson: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: ISBN:Length: pages: Export.

A review of soil and water management research in semi-arid areas of southern and eastern Africa. Chatham, Reino Unido. Natural Resources Institute. Moyo, A. y Hagmann, J. Growth effective rainfall in maize production under different tillage systems in semi-arid condition and shallow granitic sand of Southern Zimbabwe.

Project research report, Various soil water management practices have been developed and promoted for the semi arid areas of Zimbabwe. The wells are again, primarily, used for domestic purposes, but in several cases also for small-scale irrigation.

Conclusion and discussion Water harvesting systems for crop production has a large potential in semi-arid regions of Eastern and Southern Africa; a Cited by: In arid and semi-arid regions of the world, where precipitation is exceeded by potential evapotranspiration, soils are incompletely leached and CaCO 3 accumulates in significant quantities.

Figure 18 illustrates the global distribution of carbonate in the upper meter of soils. As the figure illustrates, there is a sharp boundary between calcareous and noncalcareous soil in the USA at about. To assess the impact of soil management in a meaningful way and in terms that can be applied in a variety of situations is nearly impossible with existing information.

Baeumer and Bakermans () at the conclusion of their review on zero-tillage indicate their frustration as follows: “Yet, as shown by our review, only little has been gained Cited by: The semi-arid tropics (SAT) encompass parts of 48 developing countries including most of India, parts of southeast Asia, a swathe across sub-Saharan Africa, much of southern and eastern Africa, and parts of Latin America.

Many of these countries are among the poorest in the world. Definitions • Drylands cover approximately 40% of the world’s land area, and support two billion people, 90% of whom live in developing countries. These areas receive relatively low overall amounts of precipitation in the form of rainfall or snow (UN, ; MEA ).

Citation: Ryan, J.G. and Spencer, D.C. Future challenges and opportunities for agricultural R&D in the semi-arid tropics. PatancheruAndhra Pradesh, India: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.

83 pp. ISBN Cited by:   Abstract. The performance and cost-efficiency of off-season small-scale irrigation in arid and semi-arid areas of sub-Saharan Africa can be optimised by means of off-season rainwater harvesting irrigation management (RWHI), which is a subset of rainwater harvesting technologies and practices that allows concentrating and storing rainwater to be used for off-season small-scale Author: Josep de Trincheria Gomez, Desalegn Dawit, Sebastiao Famba, Walter Leal Filho, Maimbo Malesu, Paula.

Arid and semi-arid land areas (ASALs) (1) Armed Civilians (1) Armed Conflict (1) "This research report looks at changing patterns in water development and management in Tanzania and Kenya, and examines the responses of government and other stakeholders to these changes.

Empirical Evidence from East and Southern Africa "The research. Climate Change Impacts on East Africa water management issues and complicating water management. It is also expected that there will be less precipitation in East Africa during the already dry Eastern Africa during the s to the s (Funk.

Arid and semi-arid land areas (ASALs) (1) Armed Conflict (1) Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) (1) Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) (1) "This manual is intended for national trainers on environmental crime in Eastern and Southern Africa.

It seeks to enable such trainers to equip. In addition, effective management of land, water and soil resources should always be considered while planning adaptation measures, as these resources provide a safety net to the vulnerable groups (Paavola ).

It is evident from this review that some crops in eastern Africa will be primarily affected by heat stress in the by: Soil and water conservation measures and challenges in Kenya; A review. Adekalu KO, Olorunfemi I, Osunbitan JA. Grass mulching effect on infiltration, surface runoff and soil loss of three agricultural soils in Nigeria.

Bioresource Technology 98(4): Anderson D, Grove R. (Eds). Conservation in Africa: people, policies and. Land and water management in Southern Africa: towards better water use in agriculture in semi-arid and arid areas Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa. p. .The Republic of South Africa is located on the southern tip of Africa and covers an area of million hectares where 18 million hectares is considered as arable.

Irrigated area is about million ha which represents 9% percent of the million ha of cultivated area (FAO, ).scientific interest is very recent. In sub-Saharan Africa particularly, it can be argued that RWH occupies the knowledge gap between the two extremes that have previously received far greater attention.

In a review of soil & water management research in semi-arid areas of Box 1: Potential contribution of SWC to sustainable livelihoods.