Economic Perspective of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Technology Transfer and Rural Water Use in Darfur

Middle East Studies Online Journal, Vol. 2, No. 5, 2011

20 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2011

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Issam A.W. Mohamed

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics

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Date Written: January 12, 2011

Abstract

There are growing increases in Darfur population's water demand in recent years due to rapid demographic expansions that led to increased consumption per capita associated with improved standards of living and water-related commodity production, agriculture and service industries. In addition to this, the problem of water stress which is attributable to increased per capita demand over fixed levels of supply and its concomitant land desiccation resulting from activities such as deforestation and overgrazing. Water scarcity continues in arid and semi-arid areas due to precursory climatic conditions of aridity and droughts. Together these have led to acute water scarcity and consequently, a shortfall in the amount of water available for human use. The current paper discusses issues of economic and sustainable utilization in Kutum area, Northern Darfur region using field data and economic model.

Keywords: Sudan, Darfur, Technology Transfer, Water Supply and Demand, Economic Productivity, Food Security

JEL Classification: N17, N37, N47, N57, O55, Q2, Q4, Q20, Q21, Q24, Q25, Q40, O00, O10, O10, O11, O12, O13, O14

Suggested Citation

Mohamed, Issam A.W., Economic Perspective of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Technology Transfer and Rural Water Use in Darfur (January 12, 2011). Middle East Studies Online Journal, Vol. 2, No. 5, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1908635

Issam A.W. Mohamed (Contact Author)

Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Khartoum, Khartoum 11111
Sudan
249122548254 (Phone)

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