Effects of water scarcity on rural household economy

Other Title(s)

آثار ندرة المياه على اقتصاد الأسرة الريفية

Joint Authors

Sabil, Adam Ahmad Sulayman
Abd al-Rahman, Badr al-Din Muhammad Ahmad

Source

Journal of Economics and Administrative Science

Issue

Vol. 28, Issue 131 (31 Mar. 2022), pp.109-118, 10 p.

Publisher

University of Baghdad College of Administration and Economics

Publication Date

2022-02-28

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

10

Main Subjects

Economy

Topics

Abstract EN

This study examined the effects of water scarcity on rural household economy in El Fashir Rural Council / North Darfur State- western Sudan.

Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used as to get a deeper understanding of the impact of water scarcity on the rural house economy in the study area.

174 households out of 2017 were selected from 45 villages which were distributed in eight village councils forming the study area.

Statistical methods were used to manipulate the data of the study.

The obtained results revealed that water scarcity negatively affected the rural household economy in the study area in many features.

These include the followings: much family efforts and time were directed to fetch for water consequently, reducing time on farming activities and off-farm income- generating activities especially in summer season.

Also scarcity of water negatively affects the household budget allocation in the sense that considerable portion of family income was devoted to meet human and animal water needs or in medical treatments from water related diseases due to consumption of unfit water.

But the biggest impact of water scarcity is its adverse effect on the rural household food security due to the reduction of the stable and cash crops productivity or increasing food prices as a fall in the rural household income due to the declining of the annual rainfalls.

Finally, water scarcity has resulted in increasing school dropout rates, especially girls, in order to help their families in fetching water for both human and animal consumption which, in the long-run, affect the household economy by jeopardizing the rural household's human capital

American Psychological Association (APA)

Sabil, Adam Ahmad Sulayman& Abd al-Rahman, Badr al-Din Muhammad Ahmad. 2022. Effects of water scarcity on rural household economy. Journal of Economics and Administrative Science،Vol. 28, no. 131, pp.109-118.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1339968

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Sabil, Adam Ahmad Sulayman& Abd al-Rahman, Badr al-Din Muhammad Ahmad. Effects of water scarcity on rural household economy. Journal of Economics and Administrative Science Vol. 28, no. 131 (Mar. 2022), pp.109-118.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1339968

American Medical Association (AMA)

Sabil, Adam Ahmad Sulayman& Abd al-Rahman, Badr al-Din Muhammad Ahmad. Effects of water scarcity on rural household economy. Journal of Economics and Administrative Science. 2022. Vol. 28, no. 131, pp.109-118.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1339968

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 116-117

Record ID

BIM-1339968