Ingereza Ng'wana Sweya: His Own Story and His Agricultural Practices

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1939/1940
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Rounce,N.V.
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Low rainfalls of this order are, fortunately, in East Africa found only in Turkana and the Northern Frontier Province in Kenya and in the Pare Usambara gap in Tanganyika. These Sudan results are nevertheless worth noting, as suggesting a means of providing a useful cover on bare over-grazed lands whose effective climate is that of a near-desert, even if the total rainfall they receive, and largely shed, is ,twenty inches or more. Dr. H. L. Shantz in the Atlas of American Agriculture, Pt. I, section E, Natural Vegetation, describes this mesquite species as often constituting the principal type in the sub-irrigated valleys of southern New Mexico and Arizona, a habitat which suggests that it might thrive on the broad expanses of some of our "sand-rivers," so both providing forage and assisting in flood-control at the same time.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 5 (No 5), p. 211-215