HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

9 Benefits of land reclaimed in the Netherlands

The barrier dam created fresh water lake of Ijssel , to provide water for industrial and domestic use. The lake has shortened the coastline by 320 km hence save fuel and time spent in movement ; the saving earned is used to develop other sectors of the economy. The polder have improved the drainage system …

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7 PROBLEMS FACED BY FARMERS IN PERKERRA IRRIGATION SCHEME IN KENYA

Obstruction upstream and drought leads to fluctuation in water supply, thus affects the acreage under cultivation and crop failure. The solution is the construction of a damupstream. Land tenure issue – farmers are yet to be issued with title deeds. National Irrigation Board policy that farmers prepare their land is constrained by financial inadequacy. Inter-ethnic …

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9 BENEFITS OF THE MWEA TEBERE IRRIGATION SCHEME IN KENYA

Source of food especially rice for human consumption. Provided employment opportunities to the farmers hence improving their standards of living. The project has helped to re-settle people who were formally landless. The project has led to improvement in the infrastructure e.g. roads which has improved transport in the area. Flooding of the rivers has been …

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Steps being taken to solve the problems facing Mwea Tebere irrigation scheme in Kenya

Spraying of crops by using pesticides to avoid pests and diseases. Price control by government and production by quota system to avoid price fluctuation at the world market. Research on better rice varieties to increase production and quality. Applying fertilizers and manure to increase soil fertility and ensure high productivity. Use of herbicides to control …

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Environmental problems faced by farmers in the Mwea-Tebere irrigation scheme

Incidences of water borne diseases e.g. bilharzias/Malaria. Pest infestation which lowers production e.g. Quelea birds. Water weeds which compete with rice for nutrients e.g. Rhizome weeds. Silting in the canals reduces the amount of water. Low water table in the rivers during the dry season.

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