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Small Scale Irrigation And Sustainable Livelihoods

Godwin Achana

Published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
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Title: Small Scale Irrigation And Sustainable ...

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

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Paperback. 148 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.3in.Sub-Saharan Africa has always been hard hit by several problems for decades now. Seasonal drought has been part of the disasters that plaque the region and with the recent threat of Climate Change, the problems now assume a scary magnitude if efforts are not intensified to mitigate it. Besides, conflicts, lack of policy direction, formulation of policies with unrealistic assumptions, uncommitted political leadership, etc. have impinged on the regions food production and efforts at alleviating poverty. This book examines small scale irrigation schemes as poverty intervention measures in the drylands of Northern Ghana in the West African Region. Two small scale irrigation schemes have been examined to ascertain how a relevant poverty intervention measure can be effectively introduced and made to empower the poor as it has been designed to do especially in the drylands of the Tropics. Though the people in the various communities expressed satisfaction with the performance of the schemes, many problems were uncovered. The book will be relevant to young researchers and undergraduate students of Development Studies, Natural Resource Management and Social Science in general. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783659289910

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Synopsis: Sub-Saharan Africa has always been hard hit by several problems for decades now.Seasonal drought has been part of the disasters that plaque the region and with the recent threat of Climate Change, the problems now assume a scary magnitude if efforts are not intensified to mitigate it.Besides, conflicts, lack of policy direction, formulation of policies with unrealistic assumptions, uncommitted political leadership, etc.have impinged on the region's food production and efforts at alleviating poverty. This book examines small scale irrigation schemes as poverty intervention measures in the drylands of Northern Ghana in the West African Region. Two small scale irrigation schemes have been examined to ascertain how a relevant poverty intervention measure can be effectively introduced and made to empower the poor as it has been designed to do especially in the drylands of the Tropics. Though the people in the various communities expressed satisfaction with the performance of the schemes,many problems were uncovered. The book will be relevant to young researchers and undergraduate students of Development Studies, Natural Resource Management and Social Science in general.

About the Author: Godwin Achana is a lecturer in the Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies, Tamale-Ghana.He obtained his first degree in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, Legon in 1999. He further obtained his MPhil in Environment, Development and Sustainability from the University of Oslo, Norway in 2010.

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