Innovative Water Resource Use and Management for Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Anthology
Publication Year: 2014
Published by: African Books Collective
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Like in many parts of the world, water resources in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have been pivotal for human survival, economic growth, social development, and practicing certain religion and cultural ethos. Water in this region is used for drinking, keeping hygiene and sanitation, irrigation, energy production, industrial use, transportation, but to mention a few. ...
1. Water Resources Use and Management for Poverty Alleviation in Gerado Irrigation Scheme, South Wollo, Ethiopia
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The objective of the study was to examine dimensions of poverty and
determinants of the use of water resources for poverty alleviation, in
Gerado Irrigation Scheme, South Wollo. Qualitative and quantitative
data were used and analyzed, using various descriptive and
econometric techniques (Foster, Greer, and Thorbecke
2. Innovative Risk-Reduction Measures and Urban Welfare in Wastewater-Irrigated Agriculture: An Endogenous Switching Regression Approach for Nairobi, Kenya
Ezekiel N. Ndunda, Eric D. Mungatana
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This paper examines the ex post impact of adopting innovative risk-reduction measures in wastewater irrigation on consumption expenditure and crop income in urban and peri-urban Kenya. The study relies on cross-sectional data of 317 households, which was obtained in a survey conducted between December 2011 and February 2012, in the Motoine-Ngong River basin in Nairobi. ...
3. River Based Agricultural Water Use Innovations in Uganda Kabarole District: Opportunities and Challenges
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The paper is part of the overall efforts to examine the nexus between water and poverty in southern and eastern parts of Africa, with a case study of Uganda. Agricultural water use innovations remain to be seen as one area of great activity in improving efficiency and effectiveness of water, mainly in Africa. ...
4. Approaches to Agricultural Water Utilization and Management for Poverty Alleviation: A Case of Makonde District, Mashonaland West Province, in Zimbabwe
Esther Sigauke, Rumbidza D. Katsaruware
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Zimbabwe has been experiencing scarcity of water due to climate change. This has prompted the agriculture-dependent population to device coping strategies, to mitigate impacts of climate change, whilst reducing poverty. In this paper, innovative water resource utilization and management approaches that play a critical role in poverty alleviation are examined. ...
5. Harnessing Water for Poverty Alleviation: Water Resource Use and Management in Informal Irrigation Schemes in Nyamaropa Communal Lands, Zimbabwe
Krasposy Kujinga, Sunungurai Dominica Chingarande
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Informal irrigation has a long history, which dates back to precolonial Zimbabwe. The practice is not officially recognized though it supports and sustains a significant number of rural households. This study was undertaken in Nyanga District, in Nyamaropa communal lands. Quantitative and qualitative data collection methods were used. ...
6. Innovative but Not Feasible: Green Water Saving Schemes at the Crossroad in Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya
Chris Allan Shisanya, Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, Joy Apiyo Obando
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Green Water Saving (GWS) schemes are very crucial in determining the availability of blue water in streams, lakes and groundwater. Green water is being depleted in Kenya due to the effects of deforestation and climate change. ...
7. Drivers for Adoption of Water Harvesting Technologies in Uganda With Reference to Lira District in Northern Region
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Despite the availability of abundant water resources, most farming households in Lira District still depend on rain for agricultural production. While policies for water (1999) and agriculture (2011) support water use for production, they have not been effectively implemented. ...
8. The Role of Local Institutions in Water Use Management and its Implications for Poverty Reduction: The Case of Small-Scale Irrigation in Tigray
Fredu Nega, Sintayoh Fisseha
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Abstract: The overall goal of this paper is to understand the role of local water use institutions in water use management and community relations, and its implication on poverty reduction in Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia. Based on 289 households in three irrigation schemes, the paper measured the operation of Water User Associations (WUA) and analyzed the implications on poverty, ...
9. Assessment of the Impact of Innovations in Water Resource Management on Poverty in Wakiso District, Uganda
Jamil Serwanga, Faisal Buyinza
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This study set out to assess the impact of innovations in water resource management on poverty reduction in Wakiso District, Uganda. Data for the study comprised primary data that was collected from respondents using a structured questionnaire and supplemented with personal interviews. ...
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Publication Year: 2014