Factors influencing sustainability of smallholder irrigation projects: a case of Kuywa Scheme, Bungoma County

This study investigated factors influencing sustainability of smallholder irrigation projects in Western Kenya, a case of Kuywa scheme in Bungoma County. In irrigation schemes all over the world, there is always a difference between irrigation potential and the actual acreage of land put under irrigation. The extent to which the potential of a smallholder irrigation scheme is exploited can be used to measure the level of sustainability of the irrigation scheme.

The role of resource use optimization in improving farm incomes in small-scale irrigation schemes: a case study of Mitunguu irrigation project in Meru district, Kenya.

This research was carried out in Mitunguu Irrigation Project which is an organised Smallscale Public Irrigation Scheme.Mitunguu Irrigation Project covers 400 Ha of gravity fed sprinkler irrigation. The project has a potential of upto 1500 Ha of irrigable land. Each farm within the project is provided with a hydrant box so that the irrigation water in each farm is opened only when irrigation needs arise. Fanners with land holdings larger than 2 Ha are supplied with irrigation water sufficient to irrigate 2 Ha only. Those with land holdings of less than 2 Ha.

Irrigation policy in Kenya and Zimbabwe: Proceedings Second Intermediate Seminar on Irrigation Farming in Kenya and Zimbabwe, Harare 26-30 th May 1987

This book contains 27 papers which were presented at a series of workshops on irrigation farming in Kenya and Zimbabwe. The papers emphasize the role of smallholder irrigation projects and discuss the ways of increasing farmer management and viability of projects. Other areas discussed include water use efficiency, institutional capacity, microscale irrigation, research, health and environmental issues.

Sustainability concerns in African irrigation

Irrigation has and will continue to play an important role in enhancing food security and improving the standards of living for many inhabitants of rural Africa. However, irrigation is beset with increasing problems such as water scarcity, soil degradation, water pollution, organisational and management problems, high implementation costs, low productivity and rate of returns, operation and maintenance deficiencies and associated environmental health problems. Sustainability of irrigated agriculture predicates on alleviation of these problems in a cost-effective manner.

Factors affecting performance of public commercial enterprises in Kenya: A case of Bura Irrigation Commercial farm

The purpose of study was to investigate the factors affecting the performance of Bura Commercial Farm in Bura Irrigation scheme, Tana Delta. The study focused on the project design, agronomic practices, management structure, production resources and modem technology and their influence on the performance of the Commercial Farm.

The impact of irrigation on the socio-cultural and economic lives of a rural community.The case of Yatta Furrow irrigation in Machakos District ,Kenya.

Focus on irrigation studies in general and Kenya in particular has been mainly on the large-scale irrigation projects. This study makes a departure from this trend and examines the impact of a small-scale irrigation project on the lives of the local community. Water is a major resource in irrigation. Its management presents a challenge to the people in Yatta as they have been living in areas in which no irrigation skills are required of them. The people blend both modern socio-cultural and indigenous institutions in the running of the irrigation system.

The economics of environment, health and irrigation schemes in developing countries

This paper studies theoretically, the welfare consequences of the interaction between environment, the health status of the community, and irrigation schemes in the context of developing countries. An idea that environment, health status and irrigation schemes are three district, but interdependent phenomena with an impact on a community's welfare. Irrigation creates environmental conditions that are favourable for agricultural production but also ideal for habitats and breeding points of disease vectors which often transmit disease parasites to the humans.

A cost/revenue evaluation of the rural estate management practice in Kenya with special reference to coffee estates/farms in Kiambu, and Murang'a Districts

The study has been devoted to the assessment of the rural estate Management practice in Kenya with special reference to coffee estates/farms in Kiambu and Murang'a Districts. This was done from the three perspectives of a financier (the Agricultural Finance Corporation), a financier cum Estate Manager(Standard Chartered Estate Management Ltd) and a farm management entity (Coffee farmers Co-operative Societies) with a view to establishing which system is the most beneficial to farmers. Various aspects of rural estate management, that is farm management were examined.

Pricing of options using the black and scholes model the Case of Nairobi stock exchange stocks

The objectives of this research were, first , to determine the level of stock volatility, for the period 1997 to 2000, on the Nairobi Stock Exchange and identify securities that warrant hedging through the use of options. Having assessed the volatilities, the second objective was to determine the range of exercise prices, for individual stocks, that would generate in-the-money European options. Thirdly, the research sought to determine whether the world re-known Black and Scholes option pricing model could be used to value options on stocks quoted on the Nairobi Stock Exchange.

Marketing by building contractors in Kenya

This report presents the findings of a study on how Kenyan building contractors market their services and the problems they face in the process. The basis of the report is a review,_of the evolution of building contracting business in Kenya. This helps us to discern the development of the business in relation to building contractors' business management policy and practice in relation 1o the structure of the building industry.

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