Some Problems of Semi-Arid Areas

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1946
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Glover, J.
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The semi-arid areas might roughly be defined as those lands which lie between the deserts and the zones where the normal rainfall is sufficient to give good crops and supply domestic water for man and animals throughout the year. They are sometimes described as areas of marginal rainfall. Much of the land in East Africa is of this type. Gillman [1] has pointed out that one-fifth of Tanganyika Territory, with good or fair water supplies supports five-sixths of the population, while another one-fifth, precariously watered, and supports the remainder. In Gillman's opinion lack of permanent water is primarily responsible for the emptiness of the remaining Three-fifths of the territory.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XI (No 3), p. 133-138
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