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Islands of intensive agriculture in Eastern Africa: past & present
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography. (Historisk geografi och landskapsstudier)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3322-7848
2004 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Islands of intensive agriculture are areas of local cultivation surrounded by low-density livestock herders or extensive cultivators. Along the line of the East Africa Rift Valley, and in the highlands on either side, communities of considerable historical depth have developed highly specialized agricultural regimes, employing such labor-intensive devices as furrow irrigation, hillside terracing, and stall-feeding of cattle.

This collection continues the advance in the understanding of African agricultural practices through the combination of geographical, ethnographic, and archaeological research, concentrating on actual fields, farming strategies, and cultivation techniques.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Currey, Oxford; Ohio Univ. Press, Athens, Ohio; Mkuki na nyota, Dar es Salaam; EAPH, Nairobi , 2004.
Keyword [en]
irrigation, terraccing, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia
National Category
Human Geography Agricultural Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-18698ISBN: 0-85255-428-1OAI: diva2:185221
Available from: 2007-01-28 Created: 2007-01-28 Last updated: 2015-01-23Bibliographically approved

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