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The socio-economic impact assessment of Lower Gweru Irrigation Scheme in Gweru Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.advisor Mini, Simphiwe
dc.contributor.author Dube, Kaitano
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T13:43:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T13:43:49Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11
dc.identifier.citation Dube, Kaitano (2012) The socio-economic impact assessment of Lower Gweru Irrigation Scheme in Gweru Zimbabwe, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/11861> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/11861
dc.description.abstract This study aimed at examining the social and economic impact of rural irrigation schemes with a particular focus on the Lower Gweru Irrigation scheme. The general objective of this study was to assess if rural irrigation schemes can act as livelihood security assets in transforming rural livelihoods, reduce poverty and attain food security in light of climate change. Results are based on findings from self-administered questionnaires directed at farmers and irrigation stakeholders, and face to face interviews involving farmers and stakeholders. Using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, Microsoft excel and Health 24 web BMI calculator it was concluded that; Lower Gweru schemes, is a source of livelihood security securing food security, reduce poverty and creates rural employment. Regardless of various challenges faced by rural irrigation farmers, irrigations act as poverty and climate change buffers, providing an opportunity for communities to raise their Human Development Index and attain sustainable development. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 115 leaves) : illustrations (color) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of South Africa
dc.subject Food security en
dc.subject Livelihood security en
dc.subject Irrigation farming en
dc.subject Sustainable development en
dc.subject Human Development Index en
dc.subject Agriculture en
dc.subject Climate change en
dc.subject Poverty reduction en
dc.subject Zimbabwe en
dc.subject Lower Gweru en
dc.subject.ddc 631.587096891
dc.subject.lcsh Irrigation farming -- Zimbabwe -- Gweru -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Irrigation projects -- Zimbabwe -- Gweru -- Evaluation -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Food security -- Zimbabwe -- Gweru -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Rural poor -- Zimbabwe -- Gweru -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural development projects -- Zimbabwe -- Gweru -- Evaluation -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Gweru (Zimbabwe) -- Economic conditions -- Case studies
dc.title The socio-economic impact assessment of Lower Gweru Irrigation Scheme in Gweru Zimbabwe en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Geography en
dc.description.degree M.Sc.(Geography) en


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