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Mrema, Geoffrey C.

Overview
Works: 10 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 86 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TH4911, 690
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey C Mrema
Rural structures in the tropics : design and development( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an effort by FAO to compile an up-to-date, comprehensive text on rural structures and services in the tropics, focusing on structures for small- to medium-scale farms and, to some extent, village-scale agricultural infrastructure. The earlier edition, entitled Farm structures in tropical climates: a textbook for structural engineering and design, published in 1986, has been used for over two decades as a standard textbook for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on rural structures and services in universities throughout sub-Saharan Africa. This second edition will help to improve teaching - at all educational levels - on the subject of rural buildings in developing countries in the tropics and it will assist professionals currently engaged in providing technical advice on rural structures and services, from either agricultural extension departments or non-governmental rural development organizations. This book will also provide technical guidance in the context of disaster recovery and rehabilitation, for rebuilding the sound rural structures and related services that are key to development and economic sustainability. While this book is intended primarily for teaching university - and college-level agricultural engineering students about rural structures and services, resources might be made available to produced textbooks based on this material for teaching at other educational levels. Although parts of the background material relate specifically to East and Southeast Africa, the book's principles apply to the whole of tropical Africa, Latin America and South Asia because, while building traditions may vary, the available materials are similar"--Page [4] of cover
Higher education & training in agricultural sciences for the private sector : experiences from the SADC countries by Geoffrey C Mrema( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultural mechanization policies & strategies in Africa : case studies from Commonwealth African countries by Commonwealth Secretariat( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this publication sixteen leading African agricultural engineers present their views on the evolution of agricultural mechanization policies and strategies in Africa since the colonial times. Agricultural mechanization remains quite a controversial input in African agriculture in particular that of small holder farmers. Conflicting policy prescriptions have been given for the African agricultural mechanization problem by, among others, socio-economists, agricultural engineers and politicians from the academic and donor community as well as the national governments. The failure of the many Government sponsored tractorisation projects initiated in the late 1950's and early 1960's has greatly contributed to this policy and strategy conundrum. Agriculture in most African countries is still undertaken by using the centuries out handtool technology with entire reliance on human muscle power in about 60-90% of the cultivated land. Whereas, everybody agrees that this has to change, the main question has been on how the change should come about. Should African countries go through the evolutionary path - from handtool though animal powered to mechanically powered agricultural mechanization as it has happened in the developed countries. Or should they aim at skipping the intermediate stage - animal powered mechanization. The experience of seven African countries (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia) in agricultural mechanization policy formulation is presented in this volume. There are also chapters on the experiences of India and FAO as well as on tropical agriculture. This is the first book to present the full range of experiences in agricultural mechanization policy formulation in Africa. It is aimed both for development practitioners and policy makers as well as students of agriculture, agricultural engineering and economics
Development of solar driers for Pyrethrum in Tanzania by Timothy Simalenga( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultural mechanization in Sub-saharan Africa : time for a new look by Geoffrey C Mrema( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanisms of mechanical oil expression from rapeseed and cashew by Geoffrey C Mrema( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Development of small holder irrigation in Tanzania : problems and prospects by Geoffrey C Mrema( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rural structures in tropics by Geoffrey C Mrema( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Agricultural development and research priorities for a semi-arid area of Machakos District, Kenya( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Report of the 6th external program and management review of the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Cneter, 27 Nov. - 15 Dec. 2000 by James G Ryan( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Mrema, G. C.

Mrema, G. C. (Geoffrey C.)

Languages
English (23)