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Sustainable Water Resources Management for Food Security in Kenya: Case of Bwathonaro Catchment


Food security is importantin Kenya today. Bwathonaro sub-catchment in Tana catchment is experiencing foodinsecurity and severe water related challenges due to high population pressureand over-reliance on irrigated agriculture for livelihood. Bwathonaro riversupports irrigated agriculture, which is a major source of livelihood forpeople in the watershed. These challenges include: water pollution,inappropriate solid waste disposal, illegal water abstraction and/orover-abstraction of water, inefficient irrigation practices, encroachment onand drainage of wetlands as well as inappropriate use of agrochemicals inwetlands. Th,e specific objectives of the study were to 1) document current status of water resource use; 2) propose a strategy for enhancing subsistence foodcrop farming within the existing , (,) farming system; 3) promote efficient irrigation systems that reducewater use conflict and enhance equitable distribution, and 4) work with community to improve water quality and quantity.T......

【作者名称】: Chris A. Shisanya, Simon M. Onywere, Joy A. Obando
【关 键 词】: Bwathonaro, Food Security, Water Resources, Watershed Management, Open Access Library
【网站名称】: OALIB数据库
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