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Evaluation of Community-Driven Smallholder Irrigation in Dryland South Pare Mountains,Tanzania: A Case Study of Manoo Micro Dam

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The research site is the semi-arid Vudee sub-catchment within the Makanya Catchment, which is part of the Pangani River Basin (Northern Tanzania). A micro dam is presented as a case study. The study found that the micro-dam system, under current operational rules, is inefficient as the high system losses put to question the wisdom of irrigating over scattered sites as opposed to one common irrigation plot near the dam site where each participant would be allocated a small piece of land to irrigate.