After the flood: Local initiative in using a new wetland resource in the Sourou Valley, Mali

P. Woodhouse, P. Chenevix-Trench, M. Tessougué

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Abstract

This paper describes how local farmers and village institutions have exploited raised water levels in the Sourou River and south-east Mali to clear some 6088 hectares for flooded rice cultivation during the period 1990-96. The paper analyses the social and economic contexts for this transformation, particularly the absence of direct involvement of government agencies, and identifies issues that need to be addressed for the ecological and social sustainability of the newly-transformed production system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-179
Number of pages9
JournalGeographical Journal
Volume163
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997

Keywords

  • Institutions
  • Land tenure
  • Mali
  • Sahel
  • Wetlands

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute

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