Report ona Final visit toTurkana May 17

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1966
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Makin, J.
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The Oxfam-financed experimental water spreading scheme has finally been sited in the Lokichar area; due to the difficult security situation in the Karasuk. 'The object of this scheme is to build several different patterns of structures to determine the optimum type, both from the point of view of technical feasibility and that of capital outlay. 'Ihe ultimate objective is a grazing scheme based on hardy types of the local Cenchrus ciliaris together with other indigenous perennials (e.g.latipes senegalensis and aristida papposum supported byr occasional flooding from the hills. 'the capital cost should not exceed 20/- an acre.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, pp. 2-3
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