Sokoine University of Agriculture

The use of computer simulation to assess the suitability of RWH technology interventions in semi-arid Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Gowing, J.W
dc.contributor.author Young, M.D.B
dc.contributor.author Rwehumbiza, B.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-18T10:40:23Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-18T10:40:23Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.issn 0856 668X
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1930
dc.description Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences 1999, Vol. 2(2) ;pp 227-238 en_US
dc.description.abstract Experimental research into suil-water management, whether un a research statiun or on fanners' fields, is necessarily restricted to ,spec'ijic sites over limited time illtervals. Meaningful extrapolation is a problem. With this in mind,.·the SUA-Newcastle RWH project pursued a twin-track approach in which the experimental. effOlt .. was lillked.to the development of a simulatioll model, which was designed to assess the suitability of RWH technology intervelltions for allY Ilew site. The simulation model is briefly described (lIzd typical examples of its use as a toul for agrotechnology transfer are presented. The interface is user-friendly alld the n;.odel itself is designed to work with readily available site data. Long-term simulation at a new site C(llZ be easily achieved to permit evaluation of averagepeljOl:mance and/or variability and risk. The yield-gap ullder existing practice can be evaluated alungside predicted peljormance under improved practice. Examples of the application of the model are givell for a maize cropping system and for a rain-fed rice cropping system in two different regions of Tanz(llzia. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Simulation en_US
dc.subject RWH en_US
dc.subject Semi-arid en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title The use of computer simulation to assess the suitability of RWH technology interventions in semi-arid Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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