Islands Of Intensive Agriculture

9780821415610: Hardback
Release Date: 30th March 2004

9780821415627: Paperback
Release Date: 30th March 2004

Number of Pages: 288

Series Eastern African Studies

Ohio University Press

Islands Of Intensive Agriculture

In Eastern Africa

Hardback / £41.00
Paperback / £20.99

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 understanding of African agricultural practices through the combination of geographical, ethnographic, and archaeological research, concentrating on actual fields, farming strategies, and cultivation techniques.