Islands of intensive agriculture are areas of local cultivation surrounded by low density livestock herders or extensive cultivators along the line of the east africa rift valley and in the highlands on either side communities of considerable historical depth have developed highly specialized agricultural regimes employing such labor intensive devices as furrow irrigation hillside terracing and stall feeding of cattle this collection continues the advance in the . Find many great new used options and get the best deals for eastern african studies islands of intensive agriculture in eastern africa past and present by john e g sutton and mats widgren hardcover at the best online prices at ebay free shipping for many products. Islands of intensive agriculture in eastern africa eastern african studies mats widgren john eg sutton contributions by paperback list price 2995 individual store prices may vary other editions of this title hardcover 3 30 2004 ohio university press 9780821415627 288pp publication date march 30 2004 loading or not currently available for direct purchase links . These islands of intensive local cultivation were surrounded by a low density sea of livestock herders or extensive cultivators contributions towards a historical geography of intensive farming in eastern africa by mats widgren the expansion of marakwet hill furrow irrigation in the kerio valley of kenya by wilhelm ostberg agricultural intensification and social stratification konso . Studies of intensive farming systems in east africa reveal complex agricultural methods and dynamic farming strategies which evolved long before colonial intervention or recent development projects these indigenous systems created spectacular landscapes with terrace walls to conserve the soil and hill furrow irrigation to supplement low or seasonal rainfall thus allowing intensive exploitation
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