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Title:Problems of Agricultural Planning: Observations from the Jamuiya Development Scheme in the Central Sudan
Author:Briggs, John A.
Periodical:Sudan Notes and Records
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:agricultural planning
agricultural projects
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Abstract:The Jamu'iya Development Scheme was established in the early 1970 'a by direct government policy as a means of creating a new source of food supply for the Three Towns (Khartoma, Khartoum North and Ondunaan), of overcoming the problems of the harsh physical environment and of stimulating development generally in the Jaau'iya area. The central feature of the Development Scheme is an 8000-faddan irrigation scheme which is farmed by a total of 867 farmers, 578 of whom cultivate ten-faddan plots, and the remaining 289 cultivate five-faddan plots. The remaining land is used for access roads and canals. Using information and data collected from interviews, questionnaires and farmers' meetings, the present paper attempts to analyse some of the problems associated with the planning processes, as it is only with an understanding of the relevant problems that they can be avoided in future projects. Notes, ref.