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Indigenous soil and water conservation in Southern Zimbabwe

J. Hagmann

Indigenous soil and water conservation in Southern Zimbabwe

a study on techniques, historical changes and recent developments under participatory research and extension

by J. Hagmann

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Published by Drylands Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development in London, UK .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soil conservation -- Zimbabwe.,
  • Water conservation -- Zimbabwe.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJ. Hagmann and K. Murwira.
    SeriesDryland Programme issue paper -- paper no. 63, Issue paper (Drylands Programme) -- no. 63.
    ContributionsMurwira, K., Drylands Programme., International Institute for Environment and Development.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 24 p. :
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22278997M

    Get this from a library! Indigenous soil and water conservation in Africa. [Chris Reij; International Institute for Environment and Development. Sustainable Agriculture Programme.]. to work on a wide range of water, garden and health projects across Southern Zimbabwe—the use of a portion of his land as an income generating and demonstration plot. Over 8, people formally visited his farm between and A process of farmer-to-farmer extension, facilitated by locally-.

    This study explored the indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) in the Chimanimani District of Zimbabwe and how they are used in crop management and grain storage. Also examined were the effects of IKS use on community food security and integrity of the environment. A qualitative interpretative research design was employed through the use of detailed in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. Contaminants from mines and factories can move into the water, air and soil, where they affect the flora and fauna Indigenous people rely on for traditional hunting, fishing and gathering.

      Critchley, W., Reij, C. and Wilcocks, T. Indigenous soil and water conservation: a review of the state of knowledge and prospects for building on traditions. Land Degradation and Rehabilitation 5, - Description of the book "Sustaining the Soil: Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation in Africa": Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects. Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for.


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Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation in Southern Zimbabwe: A Study on Techniques, Historical Changes and Recent Developments Under Participatory Research and Extension Jürgen Hagmann, Kudakwashe Murwira. Indigenous soil and water conservation in Southern Zimbabwe: a study on techniques, historical changes and recent developments under participatory research and extension Author: J Hagmann ; K Murwira ; Drylands Programme.

Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation: A Review of the State of Knowledge and Prospects for Building on Traditions Article (PDF Available) in Land Degradation and Development 5(4) - Indigenous soil and water conservation: A review of the state of knowledge and prospects for building on traditions W.

Critchley Centre for Development Cooperation Services, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De BoelelaanHV Amsterdam, The NetherlandsCited by: Book Description. Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects.

Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for local practice. This paper briefly reviews the indigenous soil conservation tillage systems and discusses the risks of animal traction on land degradation.

It also looks at the challenges of soil conservation in the region. Tillage systems and land husbandry Tillage and land.

Sustaining the soil: indigenous soil and water conservation in Africa 1 Ian Scoones, Chris Reij and Camilla Toulmin 2. Making the most of local knowledge: water harvesting in the Red Sea Hills of Northern Sudan 28 Mohamed Osman El Sammani and Sayed Mohamed Ahmed Dabloub 3.

Drought and the need to change: the expansion of water. construction of conservation works and an indiscriminate use of food-for-work. Rather than importing soil and water conservation strategies, we must rely more on ndigenous SWC i techniques: " although many indigenous farming systems in the region are now under severe pressure or are disintegrating into environmental abuse, they are usually grounded.

Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Environmental Management: A Case Study of Zaka District, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe Joshua Risiro Lecturer, Department of Curriculum Studies, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe Email: [email protected] Doreen, T.

Tshuma. on environment protection. One technology option for promoting soil fertility and water management has been the conservation of soil water, nutrients, and farm power using a variant of conservation agriculture techniques.

In Zimbabwe, conservation agriculture (CA) and conservation farming (CF) have been clearly differentiated. 1st Edition Published on September 1, by Routledge Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional d.

development of a workable soil and water conservation strategy for the future" (Reij et al, a). Partly as a reaction to the disappointing results of integrated rural development programmes (IRDP's) with their strong emphasis on "transfer of technology", the 's have seen a growing awareness of the importance of indigenous environmental knowledge (Richards, ), farmer.

The purpose of this study was to explore the measures that have been employed by the Tonga people of southern Zambia to sustain their local biophysical environment.

The research focussed on investigating the strategies which they use to conserve the soil, water. Indigenous conservation tillage systems ICT systems are prevalent in areas with water-deficit conditions and in semi-arid zones where the hand-hoe is the main tillage tool backed-up by measures which improve soil-water-fertility conservation for crop production.

Kenya The ICT techniques described below are the most. conservation efforts. The choice of Zimbabwe as a case study is premised on the fact that it is one country that suffered colonialism and continues to use the western-based conservation strategies in its national conservation projects; it therefore represents many others in similar situations.

Sustaining the soil: indigenous soil and water conservation in Africa Disclaimer The copyright of the documents on this site remains with the original publishers. Extend this to higher institutions of learning and colleges for indigenous soil and water conservation” “Listening: books from Zimbabwe” Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol 28(1), by Professor T.O.

Ranger (PDF) Ezekiel Makunike, review on the Weaver Press Site. Southern African countries are to reduce poverty at an acceptable rate and the agricultural Both available scientific knowledge and indigenous knowledge by communities farmers to address soil and water conservation related issues could also use the materials.

Soil erosion and related forms, now constitute serious problem in many part of Ethiopia. Particularly in Southern Nation, Nationalities and People Regional State (SNNPRS) situated on high and step-faulted western sides of the Ethiopian rift system. An attempt was made attempted, to identify the traditional and indigenous of soil conservation practices, to assess thesocio-cultural, economic.

Hazards and Opportunities. Farming Livelihoods in Dryland Africa: Lessons from Zimbabwe. Zed Books, London (). Buy. Sustaining the Soil: Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation in Africa (ed. with Reij, C. and Toulmin, C.). Earthscan, London (). Buy. Living with Uncertainty: New Directions for Pastoral Development in Africa.

Essentially, Lssozi notes that organic farming has helped indigenous people sustain their soils and hence reviving this practice would help in soil water conservation, mitigating climate change and ensuring sustained biodiversity.Indigenous knowledge and climate change in Africa Acknowledgements 7 Acknowledgements The content of this book was obtained by bringing together several experts and researchers, primarily from the southern Africa region, to produce it.

We are grateful to all of them for responding to the numerous demands, including on their time.This paper highlights the successful interventions of improved indigenous rainwater harvesting/soil water conservation technologies such as Zaï or tassa, stone rows and halfmoon in the Sahelian zones of West Africa over the past 10 years, and their contributions to .