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Annex IV: Irrigation and water control
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 1986)
The current strong interest in irrigation in Africa arises from the growing incapacity of much of the continent to feed itself. Food production, predominantly under rain fed conditions, has risen at the rate of only 1.4% ...
Sahel development program
This report reviews the analysis of US AID programs and their relationship to the overall regional strategy in the Sahel. Futhuer, this report provides a forum for discussing new themes and their integration into USAID strategy.
Climatic trends for tropical Africa
(UK: Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA, 1985)
The report loosely defines drought as a water deficit that exists for a long enough period to cause hardships and distinguishes between three types. Meteorological drought occurs when rain falls below the amount expected, ...
Behind the weather: Why the poor suffer most: Drought and the Sahel
(London, UK: OXFAM, 1984)
This document looks at some of the major agricultural changes that have been taking place in the Sahel, and at how these changes have affected the most vulnerable sections of the population. It argues that today's crisis ...