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Agricultural and Water Surveys for Somalia, Volume IV - Livestock and crop production

The volume, describes the surveys carried out on agricultural production and on rangeland in the project Details are given of regional farm practices of present land use from region to region, and of recomendations for crop improvement. There are conclusions and recomendations on the potential of rangeland and its problems its development. The final chapter deals with the livestock count made during the project. Species and Ground cover characteristics of the eclological Formations are glven in anappendix

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Lockwood Survey corporation, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)

Agricultural and Water Surveys for Somalia, Volume 1 - General report

The Agriculture and water survey reports describes a United Nations Special Fund project carried out under the responsibility of FAO as the Executing Agency to help the Government of Somalia to survey the land and water resources in the area between and around the lower reaches of the Shabelle and Juba rivers and to develop a general policy and plan for improved use of these resources. br The project became operational in the spring of 1962 and was completed in the spring of 1966. An account of the objectives, work and findings of the entire project is given in this general volume. The recommendations arising from the findings of the survey are summarized, and the volume concludes with an estimate of the total returns for all the development projects proposed. A summary of the report on the FAO-Livestock Development Survey of 1966 in Somalia is included in the volume as an appendix.BR Volume in the report are:ol liGeneral report/li; liWater resources /li; liLandform and soils /li; liLivestock and crop production /li; li Engineering aspects of development/li; liSocial-economic aspects of development /li

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Surface and underground water resources of the Shabelle river

This study is divided into three parts: brPart I deal Briefly with the characteristics of the Shebeli river as well As with the hydraulic works already completed or recommended to dispose off excess water, which is often damaging agricultural Crops. brThis first part is actually an introduction to Part II, which in turn deals with the water supplies of the huge alluvial deposits accumulated in the valley during the Pliocene and the Quaternary. The reader who is interested in more detailed information on the hydrological characteristics of this important and interesting river is referred to the Bibliography listing the many authors who have written on this subject at a greater length. br Part III is a copy of all data so far availableon wells and information on water Surveys conducted on Shabelle river Valley.

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Faillace, C.

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Ministry of works and Communication, Somali Democratic Republic

Report on Hargeisa water Supply: Somaliland protectorate

In 1954, the Government of Somaliland protectorate requested the Tanganyika Government to loan the services of an Engineer in water development in order to advise on matter of a water supply to the capital town of Hargeisa. The author of this report accordingly arrived in Hargeisa for this purpose on 23 September 1954 and after studying the problem, departed again on 6 October 1954. Specific recomendations were made before departure in terms of letter no 5/40/37 of 5 october 1954 to the Hon. the chief secretary to the Government and these recomendations are now embodied in detail in this report

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Archer, S.,R.,C.

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Somali Democratic Republic

Report on geological work carried out in connection with the proposed subsurface dam; Hargeisa: October 1954 - May 1955

This report deals with geological work carried out in connection with the proposed dam at Hargeisa between october 1954 and may 1955

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Hunt, J.,A.

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General Survey of the Somaliland Protectorate, 1944-1950

An attempt has been made in this Report to describe the general geography of the Somaliland Protectorate from existing know1edge and from the results of a seven-year General Survey(1944-1950). Special attention has been paid to those aspects of geography that had not previously been sufficiently studied by research workers in the Protectorate (e.g. Time, Topography, Meteorology, General Geology, and the Ecology of nomadic stock-herding tribesmen). It is hoped that the factual material contained in the document will be of value for reference purposes to all interested in the Protectorate, of use in planning positive development and in preventing expenditure on uneconomic developmental schemes.

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Hunt, M., A.

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Colonial development and welfare Scheme, British Somalia protectorate

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