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10th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater International 2001"
Mannheim, Germany - September 2001

Section 4: Rainwater Catchment in Agriculture

Paper 4.8

Water Harvesting, Dryland Farmers and Yields

Jennie Barron, Patrick Fox, Johan Rockstrom, Deborah Duveskog
Natural Resource Management Group
Department of Systems Ecology
Stockholm University


We present a on-farm research project carried out at two sites in semiarid environments, one in Burkina Faso and one in Kenya. Both sites use rainwater harvesting systems to improve water management for crop growth. In this paper we present some yield data and compare to farmers' food security situation in the neighbouring areas of the research sites. The research was carried out by the Department of Systems Ecology Stockholm University in collaboration with IRD and INERA, Burkina Faso, and KARI and RELMA in Kenya. The period of study went from 1998-2001.

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