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Islands of intensive agriculture in Eastern Africa : past & present

Author: Mats Widgren; John Edward Giles Sutton; British Institute in Eastern Africa.; Stockholms universitet.
Publisher: London : British Institute in Eastern Africa ; Athens : Ohio University Press, 2004.
Series: Eastern African studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book reveals complex agricultural methods and dynamic farming strategies which evolved long before colonial intervention or recent development projects. These indigenous systems created spectacular landscapes, with terrace walls to conserve the soil and hill-furrow irrigation to supplement low or seasonal rainfall, thus allowing intensive exploitation of all usable land. Mulch or animal manure were applied to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mats Widgren; John Edward Giles Sutton; British Institute in Eastern Africa.; Stockholms universitet.
ISBN: 0852554273 9780852554272 0852554281 9780852554289 0821415611 9780821415610 082141562X 9780821415627
OCLC Number: 52737442
Description: xii, 160 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Towards a Historical Geography of Intensive Farming in Eastern Africa / Mats Widgren --
The Expansion of Marakwet Hill-Furrow Irrigation in the Kerio Valley of Kenya / Wilhelm Ostberg --
Agricultural Intensification & Social Stratification: Konso in Ethiopia contrasted with Marakwet / Elizabeth Watson --
The History of Iraqw Intensive Agriculture, Tanzania / Lowe Borjeson --
Institutionalized Exchange as a Driving Force in Intensive Agriculture: An Iraqw case study / Vesa-Matti Loiske --
Engaruka: The success & abandonment of an integrated irrigation system in an arid part of the Rift Valley, c 15th to 17th centuries / John E.G. Sutton --
When Islands Expand: Intensification & sustainability / William M. Adams.
Series Title: Eastern African studies.
Responsibility: edited by Mats Widgren & John E.G. Sutton.
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The East African Rift Valley is home to specialized agricultural regimes - their apparent isolation masking the degree of exchange between communities.  Read more...

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