advantage of irrigation

Factors for carrying out irrigation farming in East Africa

REASONS WHY IRRIGATION IS CARRIED OUT IN EAST AFRICA

an adequate water supply is important for plant growth. when rainfall is not sufficient, the plants must receive additional water from irrigation. REASONS WHY IRRIGATION IS CARRIED OUT IN EAST AFRICA Existence of gently sloping land which favours irrigation by gravity flow of water e.g. at Mwea-Tebere. The existence of modern technology ensures the use …

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Factors facing farmers in kilombero irrigation scheme

Problems facing the farmers on the kilombero valley irrigation scheme

kilombero irrigation scheme started in 1960 and it became a government parastatal called Sugar Development co-operation in 1968. Today, it employs over 46,000 workers and it contributes 40% of the total sugar production in Tanzania. It has mainly encouraged the development of out growers’ schemes. Problems facing the farmers on the kilombero valley irrigation scheme …

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Objectives of kainji dam project

Objectives of Kainji dam project

 The Kainji dam project is located in the northwestern part of Nigeria across the Niger river at Kainji. The project was opened in 1969 and lies in a remote, thinly populated, and very poor part of Nigeria. The dam is 66 meters high and 55 meters long and has produced a man-made lake behind it …

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Conditions favoring irrigation farming in egypt

Condition favoring irrigation farming in Egypt

More than 90% of Egypt is desert which is divided into two by the Nile River. The Nile valley and delta are main centres of settlement and cultivation. Less than 10% of Egypt land area is suitable for cultivation and hence the need for irrigation. The following are conditions that favour irrigation farming in Egypt: …

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5 Advantage of irrigation

 Irrigation is the artificial supply of water to support plant growth in areas that have insufficient rainfall. Irrigation is either permanent or temporary, and it is carried out in areas that have insufficient rainfall and where flooding is common. Under irrigation, the extra amount of water needed depends on the type of crop grown, the …

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