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Title:The development of Managil South-Western extension to the Gezira scheme: a case study
Author:Taha, Taha El Jack
Periodical:Journal of Administration Overseas
Geographic term:Sudan
Subject:development projects
Abstract:Sequel to the article 'Land tenure and size of holdings: towards a new strategy for economic studies in tenancy forming in the Gezira Scheme' (Jl. Adm. Overseas. 12(1973), 4, p. 211-218). The conclusion of the Second Nile Waters' Agreement between the Sudan and Egypt in 1959 has raised the Sudan's share of the Nile waters. The Managil South-Western extension is considered a continuation of the early pumping irrigation trials carried out between 1908 and 1924. The various aspects of the extension are discussed in the article. The economic soundness of the Managil S.W. extension is indicated by the cash flow, the internal rate of return and the share of the net proceeds of cotton, and the net profits from other crops which belong exclusively to the tenants. However, the success is in some jeopardy from vital rural workers being attracted to better paid urban jobs. Tables.