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Title:The Impact of the Jonglei Scheme on the Economy of the Dinka
Author:Lako, George T.
Periodical:African Affairs: The Journal of the Royal African Society
Geographic term:Sudan
agricultural projects
Economics and Trade
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/722521
Abstract:The main aim of the Jonglei Scheme is to provide additional irrigation water to the North and Egypt. But it is hoped by the planners that the scheme will also create social development and increase wealth amongst the societies that live in the canal zone. This paper examines some of the ways in which the scheme will affect the Dinka transhumant pastoralist way of life. Section 1 provides information about the origin of the project, and its technical, financial and administrative aspects. Sections 2 and 3 sketch the present day Dinka social, political and economic organization. This is important in order that the contrast between government and Dinka views about development and the analysis of the impact of phases 1 and 2 of the project are placed in a proper perspective (discussed in the following sections). The paper concludes with some remarks which, in general, cast doubts on the benefits that the canal has been expected to bring to the Dinka. - Map, notes, tab.