Economic and Environmental Effects and Rural Water Use in Darfur Region, Sudan
Issam A.W. Mohamed
Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics
June 24, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the nature of water use a drought-inflicted region of Darfur. Economic development in Darfur is constrained due to the occurrence of intermittent droughts, desertification and water scarcity. The aim of this research therefore, was to develop an analytical framework for assessing alternative economic development scenarios in the village and to advance policy measures for a sustainable economy without endangering the environment. The paper introduced the problem of paper, outlined the aims and objectives, and discussed the conceptual framework. The problem was analyzed in context of sustainable agriculture and economic development, identified broad strategies toward solving it, and indicated the need for an analytical approach. The case paper was the village of Kutum. Base data on water use and commodity production were generated. An analytical model, a product-by-industry economic-ecological model was developed. It is an environmental extension of the input-output model and useful for determining direct and total direct and indirect input requirements. Because it does not include human responses, an indigenous knowledge systems and technology local initiatives is preferred. The established scenarios were simulated using the model to determine the impacts associated with each development approach. The findings are expected to be applicable not only to the village but to the rest of the region.
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Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: Sudan, Darfur, water scarcity, utility, economic acivities, analysis
JEL Classification: O00, O2, O10, O11, O12, O13, O14, O15, O18, O20, O21, O22working papers series
Date posted: June 24, 2011 ; Last revised: September 5, 2011
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