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Wetland Development and Management in Malawi

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dc.contributor.author Mzembe, C.P.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-21T20:12:04Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-21T20:12:04Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4645
dc.description.abstract "Wetlands in Malawi, characterised by hydromorphic soils, and grass and sedge growth throughout the year are called dambos. Topographically dambos are usually broad, gentle sloping valleys occurring in the catchment area of Malawi's main rivers. Dambo soils are waterlogged at or near the surface for a large part of the year. These hydromorphic soils have a high watertable and are poorly drained resulting in poor aeration. They vary from coarse sands to heavy clays with a soil reaction ranging from acid to alkaline. Large variations also occur in the nutrient status and the structural stability of dambo soils. Vegetation, grass and sedge, sometimes shrubs or trees, grow even during the driest months of the year." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Network Paper, no.13 en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject wetlands en_US
dc.subject soil en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.title Wetland Development and Management in Malawi en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Overseas Development Institute, London en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Malawi en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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