Publications

 

Young people and agriculture in Africa.(2017) Parry, K. and Bjornlund, H.

This Working Paper provides a source document on young people in agriculture in Africa to support comparison of findings from small-scale irrigation schemes in Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe with other research. The paper summarises literature on the policy narratives associated with young people in agriculture, the influences on engagement of young people with farming and entry into farming, and the characteristics of young farmers and the constraints they experience. The report is based on literature available through online searching. The report was prepared by the University of South Australia and published by The Australian National University. Download

Special edition proposal for the International Journal of Water Resources Development (IJWRD).

An IJWRD special edition is being developed which explores the challenges of increasing irrigation productivity in a world with growing demand for food based on scarce water supplies. Based on project related cases from southern and eastern Africa to detail challenges and possible solutions. The followings papers have been published and others are under review will be added once published.

  1. An overview of extension use in irrigated agriculture and case studies in south-eastern Africa. (2016) Sarah Ann Wheeler, Alec Zuo, Henning Bjornlund, Makarius Victor Mdemu, Andre van Rooyen & Paiva Munguambe.
  2. Barriers to and opportunities for improving productivity and profitability of the Kiwere and Magozi irrigation schemes in Tanzania. (2016) Makarius V. Mdemu, Nuru Mziray, Henning Bjornlund & Japhet J. Kashaigili
  3. Income inequality within smallholder irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa (2016) Ana Manero
  4. Irrigation development in Zimbabwe: understanding productivity barriers and opportunities at Mkoba and Silalatshani irrigation schemes (2016) M. Moyo, A. van Rooyen, M. Moyo, P. Chivenge & H. Bjornlund
  5. Profitability and productivity barriers and opportunities in small-scale irrigation schemes.(2016) , &
  6. Irrigation and crop diversification in the 25 de Setembro irrigation scheme, Mozambique.(2017)  , , , , , &

 

Gender balance in decision-making and how this influences household well-being. (2017) Parry, K. and Bjornlund, H.

This Working Paper aims is to provide a source document on gender balance in decision-making to support comparison of findings from small-scale irrigation schemes in Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe with other research. The paper summarises information on the major influences on gender balance in decision-making, decision-making in different kinds of farming households and how the gender balance of household decision-making influences household well-being. The report is based on literature available through online searching. Download

Productivity barriers and opportunities in small-scale irrigation schemes. Working Paper. (2016)  K. Parry & H. Bjornlund.

This Working Paper reviews the international literature on the barriers and opportunities related to water productivity within small scale irrigation schemes in developing countries: for example, institutional, production and infrastructure barriers and policy, water user association and capacity building opportunities. The purpose of the paper is to facilitate a cross-country understanding of issues and how these relate to the barriers and opportunities experienced by small-scale irrigation communities in Africa. Download

Stories from the field 2015-16

Collection of short stories from the research team. Download

Project baseline report. Working Paper. (2014) J. Rhodes, H. Bjornlund & S. Wheeler

Project baseline report for “Increasing irrigation water productivity in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe through on-farm monitoring, adaptive management and agricultural innovation& platforms” Project Number:  FSC-2013-006.  Download

 

Stories from the field 2014-15

Collection of short stories from the research team. Download

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