Irrigation development in Eritrea: potentials and constraints: Proceedings of the workshop of AEAS and SLM Programme Eritrea

Mehari, Tadesse; Ghebru, Bissrat (eds.) (2005). Irrigation development in Eritrea: potentials and constraints: Proceedings of the workshop of AEAS and SLM Programme Eritrea. Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia

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Development of irrigation, which is of crucial importance in Eritrea, is perceived by many as the main technique for improving the precarious food security situation in this Sahelian country in the Horn of Africa. The present publication presents the outcome of a nationwide workshop held in 2003, which brought together administrators, scientists, and members of public development agencies and NGOs. These workshop participants presented experiences, lessons learnt, and ideas about how to move forward in relation to development of irrigation in Eritrea. Specifically, the publication deals with the following broad themes, lessons learnt, and experiences in Eritrea: · spate irrigation systems and measurement of performance, as well as experience with modernisation of spate irrigation systems in Eritrea · small-scale irrigation systems and their potentials and pitfalls, including development of low-cost micro irrigation · climate and irrigation, including rainfall forecasts · socio-economic aspects of irrigation, including gender questions, institutional requirements, and irrigation and livelihoods The publication contains an extensive summary in the Tigrinya language, in order to facilitate access to the key findings by local non-English-speaking stakeholders in irrigation development.

Item Type:

Book (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

ISBN:

3-906151-82-4

Publisher:

Geographica Bernensia

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

29 Oct 2015 15:26

Last Modified:

29 Oct 2015 15:26

Additional Information:

CDE-Publikation, Workshop proceeding, Part of SLM Eritrea and ESAPP-Project

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.71735

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/71735

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