Small-scale irrigation in Zambia
conference contributionposted on 2018-02-12, 15:07 authored by J.A. Stoutjesdijk, Josy B. Siakantu
Some attempts of small-scale irrigation developments have been made along the shore of Lake Kariba in Zambia. In Chiyabi a 10 ha unit has been constructed by GRZ/FAO where 30 farm families are presently cultivating two crops per year. These farmers eventually have to run the scheme as a cooperative without too much Government involvement. The IRR of 25% is favourable. The scheme layout is replicable in many other areas along Lake Kariba. In the paper development aspects of Chiyabi are discussed and recommendations for a strategy for future developments are given.
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CitationSTOUTJESDIJK, J.A. and SIAKANTU, J.B., 1987. Small-scale irrigation in Zambia. IN: Pickford, J. (ed). Rural water and engineering development in Africa: Proceedings of the 13th WEDC International Conference, Lilongwe, Malawi, 6-10 April 1987, pp.13-15.
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