Human Adjustment to Kainji Reservoir in Nigeria: An Assessment of the Economic and Environmental Consequences of a Major Man-Made Lake in Africa

Human Adjustment to Kainji Reservoir in Nigeria: An Assessment of the Economic and Environmental Consequences of a Major Man-Made Lake in Africa

by Wolf Roder
     
 

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The Kainji Dam across the Niger in Nigeria was closed in 1968. In this book, Wolf Roder evaluates the Nigerian development in areas such as population, agriculture, pastoral nomadism, subsistence fishing, housing and public health, over the past twenty-five years. This study finds that the effects of the man-made lake have, on occasion, been benign. Rather, secular

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The Kainji Dam across the Niger in Nigeria was closed in 1968. In this book, Wolf Roder evaluates the Nigerian development in areas such as population, agriculture, pastoral nomadism, subsistence fishing, housing and public health, over the past twenty-five years. This study finds that the effects of the man-made lake have, on occasion, been benign. Rather, secular changes have had the largest impact on the Nigerian economy. Contents: Preface; Introductory Overview; Recent Political and Economic History; Environmental Change; Population; Agriculture; Livestock and Range; Fish and Fishermen; Wildlife and Kainji Lake National Park; Road and Water Transport; Market Places; Housing and Resettlement; Public Health; Women; Conclusions; Some Historical Dates; Glossary; Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

Robert W. Kates
There is a continuing need for longer-term evaluations and we are all grateful for Roder's willingness to take the long look and to inform us all.
African Review
With so many adverse reports on dam projects in Africa it is refreshing to have one that is favourable. American Wolf Roder was recruited to study the Kainji area in 1965 three years before the dam started to fill, so is well placed to make judgements on whether it has been successful.
Book Reviews Arnold
...valuable because it draws on and interprets research that might otherwise be unavailable. ...it provides a geographical account of change over almost three decades. Such accounts are regretably rare in Africa...
Book Reviews
...the text reads well and is easy to understand......provides some interesting information on a variety of topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819193346
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
02/24/1994
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.41(d)

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Robert W. Kates
There is a continuing need for longer-term evaluations and we are all grateful for Roder's willingness to take the long look and to inform us all.

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Wolf Roder is Professor of Geography at the University of Cincinnati.

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