LAND AND WATER DISCUSSION PAPER
1

A perspective on water
control in southern Africa

Support to regional investment initiatives

A joint publication of
FAO Subregional Office for Southern and East Africa
and
FAO Land and Water Development Division

   

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2004

   
 

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PREFACE

ACRONYMS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Chapter 1. BACKGROUND

Agriculture in the economy
Agricultural production
The nature of rural poverty
Natural resources and agriculture
The natural resource constraints
Water use in agriculture
The policy environment

Chapter 2. IMPROVING WATER CONTROL IN AGRICULTURE

Rationale
A framework for guiding future water control programmes

Chapter 3. AN OUTLINE STRATEGY FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA

Objective 1: improving the productivity of farm operations
Objective 2: expanding opportunities for farmers

REFERENCES

Annex 1. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DATA

TABLE A1.1: Population data
TABLE A1.2: Economic and social data
TABLE A1.3: Economic growth rates
TABLE A1.4: Agriculture sector data
TABLE A1.5: Land use
TABLE A1.6: Cultivation potential for rainfed crops - high input level
TABLE A1.7: Major farming systems

Annex 2. FOOD CROP PRODUCTION AND TRADE

TABLE A2.1: Maize production data
TABLE A2.2: Maize supply
TABLE A2.3: Maize import prices
TABLE A2.4: Sorghum production data
TABLE A2.5: Sorghum supply
TABLE A2.6: Sorghum prices
TABLE A2.7: Pulses production data
TABLE A2.8: Pulses supply
TABLE A2.9: Pulses prices
TABLE A2.10: Millet production data
TABLE A2.11: Millet supply
TABLE A2.12: Millet prices
TABLE A2.13: Roots and tubers production data
TABLE A2.14: Sample food crop production summary

Annex 3. CASH CROP PRODUCTION

TABLE A3.1: Tomato production data
TABLE A3.2: Tomato supply
TABLE A3.3: Tomato import prices
TABLE A3.4: Onion production data
TABLE A3.5: Onion supply
TABLE A3.6: Onion import prices
TABLE A3.7: Vegetable production data
TABLE A3.8: Vegetable supply
TABLE A3.9: Wheat production data
TABLE A3.10: Wheat supply
TABLE A3.11: Wheat import prices
TABLE A3.12: Rice production data
TABLE A3.13: Rice supply
TABLE A3.14: Rice prices
TABLE A3.15: Groundnut production data
TABLE A3.16: Groundnut supply
TABLE A3.17: Groundnut import prices
TABLE A3.18: Sunflower production data
TABLE A3.19: Sunflower supply
TABLE A3.20: Sunflower import prices
TABLE A3.21: Cotton production data
TABLE A3.22: Tobacco production data
TABLE A3.23: Sample cash crop production summary

Annex 4. LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

TABLE A4.1: Cattle numbers and slaughter
TABLE A4.2: Changes in cattle numbers and slaughter

Annex 5. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DOMAINS

Table A5.1: Selected resources management domains (RMDs) in Southern Africa

Annex 6. RISK MANAGEMENT FOR DROUGHT

Annex 7. MAJOR NATIONAL POLICY ISSUES IN SELECTED COUNTRIES

TABLE A7.1: Major national policy issues in selected countries: first draft

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