Islands of intensive agriculture in Eastern Africa: past & present
British Institute in Eastern Africa, 2004 - History - 160 pages
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.
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Towards a Historical Geography
The Expansion of Marakwet HillFurrow Irrigation
Agricultural Intensification Social Stratification
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Islands of Intensive Agriculture in Eastern Africa: Past & Present
Mats Widgren,John Edward Giles Sutton
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abandoned African agriculture agricultural intensification archaeological Baringo Baumann Borjeson canals cattle Chapter Cherangany Hills clan colonial construction crops cultivation cultural Datoga East African eastern Africa economic Engaruka environment environmental escarpment ethnic exchange expansion factors farmers farming systems fertility Figure furrows geographical Gillman gorge grazing groups Hakansson household increased intensive agriculture intensive farming intensive farming practices investments Iraqw settlement Iraqw society Iraqw'ar Da/aw irrigated agriculture irrigation irrigation system islands of intensive Jaeger Kainam Kenya Kerio River Kerio Valley Keyo koda Konso labour Lake Baringo land landesque capital landscape Lawi livestock Loiske Maasai maize Mama Issara manuring Marakwet Mbulu Mbulu District Mbulu Highlands mountain neighbours networks nineteenth century Olemelepo Pare pastoralists political population density population pressure poqalla precolonial production rainfall region ritual siege hypothesis Slaa soil Sonjo Stockholm University stratification studies Sutton Tanzania tembe houses terraces Tluway twentieth century villages West Pokot