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Title:Prospects fob the further development of the Sudan's share of the water resources of the Nile basin
Author:Wynn, R.F.ISNI
Periodical:East African Journal of Rural Development
Geographic term:Sudan
Abstract:Irrigation with water resources of the Nile basin offers all potentialities for Sudan to develop a settled farming system, based on labour intensive methods of crop production. Although the author is aware of certain limitations involved in the scheme, for instance a small number of crops may be grown successfully, whereas the tenant-cultivators should have the security of their own supplies of foodgrain, he foresees many benefits, provided that a sophisticated system of crop rotation will be applied. Whereas capital and operating costs of the irrigation project can be reduced to a minimum, so that returns on government investment may be 10 to 15 per cent per annum, the returns on investment in hydro-electric power are to be considered rather modest. Notes, maps, tables, ref.