Farbrother, H. G.
Introduction
Herbert G. Farbrother
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official papers relating to the Gezira and other water and irrigation issues
2. Conference papers relating to water management, irrigation, agriculture, the Gezira and the Sudan in general
3. Academic papers and articles by Farbrother and others relating to irrigation, agriculture and the Gezira
4. Papers relating to Gezira rehabilitation including the "Gezira Rehabilitation and Modernization Project" run by the World Bank
5. Papers relating to the control of water associated diseases such as bilharzia and malaria
6. Technical notes, statistics and data
7. General correspondence
8. Miscellaneous papers relating to irrigation, agriculture and the Gezira
9. Maps
10. Photographic Material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Farbrother, H. G.
Dates of creation: 1934-2001
Extent: 4 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: Material relating to work in the Sudan
Language: English

Herbert G. Farbrother

(1918-2001)

1940B.Sc (Hons) in Botany from Bristol University
ca. 1945Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Crop Physiology at Imperial College, London
1948-1965Employed by the Empire Cotton Growing Corporation, Uganda
1965-1978Employed at the Gezira Research Station, Sudan where he developed practical methodologies for predicting crop-water-requirements on a large scale.


Arrangement

1. Official memoranda, papers and reports
2. Conference papers
3. Academic papers and articles
4. Papers relating to Gezira rehabilitation
5. Papers relating to the control of water associated diseases
6. Technical notes, statistics and data
7. General correspondence
8. Miscellaneous papers relating to irrigation, agriculture and the Gezira
9. Maps
10. Photographic Material

Accession details

Presented by Mr John Farbrother, 2002

Catalogue
1. Official papers relating to the Gezira and other water and irrigation issues
SAD.351/11-106
1972-1974
Cotton Research Corporation annual reports written by H.G. Farbrother:
SAD.351/1/1-11
Annual report 1971/72, part 1: “The water relations of Gezira clay”
SAD.351/1/12-27
Annual report 1971/72, part 2: “The accumulation of soil moisture under fallow during the rains in the Gezira”
SAD.351/1/28-44
Annual report 1972/73, part 1: “Water requirements of crops in the Gezira area”
SAD.351/1/45-63
Annual report 1972/73, part 2: “The water requirements of acala cotton”
SAD.351/1/64-106
Annual report 1973/74, consisting of parts a) “The effects of the economic pressures of intensification and diversification on the field methods of watering in the Gezira”, b) “Some problems in the assessment of the efficiency of water-use in the Gezira and Managil systems” and c) “The current practices of management and water at the ‘field outlet pipes’ and within the minor canals of the Gezira”
SAD.351/2-351/3
1975-1978
“Technical notes on water use” - a series of articles and memoranda, written by Farbrother and others, issued to the Task Force on Water Use, part of the Sudan Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. New series, 1975-1978, with list as of 10 February 1984 (SAD.351/2/1-2). All papers were written by H.G. Farbrother unless specified otherwise:
SAD.351/2/3-9
1975
No. 1: “Rainfall in the Gezira and Managil 1975”, by H.G. Farbrother and H.S. Adam
SAD.351/2/10-19
1975
No. 2: “Water requirements of crops in the Gezira and Managil, from 1st June to 31st October 1975”
SAD.351/2/20-24
1975 Dec
No. 3: “The ‘planting-water’ requirements of wheat in the Gezira and Managil 1975”
SAD.351/2/25-31
1975 Dec
No. 4: “Three Gezira Research Station techniques for the assessment of ‘1st water’ requirements”, by H.G. Farbrother and H.S. Adam
SAD.351/2/32-41
1976 Feb
No. 6: “Water requirements of crops in the Gezira and Managil, 1975/76 season: 1st June to 31 December”
SAD.351/2/42-53
1976 Dec
No. 7i: “Rice: its water relations on Gezira clay, part 1”, by H.G. Farbrother and H.S. Adam
SAD.351/2/54-69
1976 Feb
No. 8: “Water management in the Gezira and Managil”
SAD.351/2/70-79
1976 Mar
No. 9: “Flood-water control in the Gezira during the rains of August & September 1975”, by al-Tayib Taj al-Din
SAD.351/2/80-85
1976 Apr
No. 10: “A note on the Chinese grass carp: a weed-eating fish for introduction to the minor canals of the Gezira and Managil”, by T.T. George
SAD.351/2/86-88
1976 Jun
No. 11: “Changes in the use of the term ‘pre-water’”
SAD.351/2/89-119
1976 Jul
No. 12: “Crop-water-use in irrigated and rainfed agriculture in the Democratic Republic of Sudan”, by H.G. Farbrother and H.S. Adam
SAD.351/2/120-127
1976 Sep 26
No. 13: “Crop-water-requirements of the Gezira and Managil, 1 June to 31 August 1976”
SAD.351/3/1-9
1976 Oct 1
No. 14: “Memorandum on ‘water-for-wheat’ - 1976/77”
SAD.351/3/10-26
1976 Oct 23
No. 15: “Crop-water-requirements in the Gezira and Managil 76/77: September 1976 & its problems”
SAD.351/3/27-35
1976 Dec 31
No. 16: “Irrigation agronomy at GRS under the regional FAO Field Food Crops Project”
SAD.351/3/36-48
1977 Apr 1
No. 17: “Summry of actual releases at Sennar and calculated crop-water-requirements for the Gezira and Managil for the 1976/77 season”
SAD.351/3/49-82
1978 Feb
No. 18: “Irrigation of Acala cotton by siphons & long-furrows in Rahad, Block II, 1977-78”
SAD.351/3/83-103
1978 Feb 22
No. 19: “Indenting and water management trials on Moharram minor canal in the Gezira”
SAD.351/3/104-114
1977 May 10
No. 20: “‘Summer water’ study on Soreba Minor”
SAD.351/3/115-144
1978 Mar
No. 21: “Water requirements of the Gezira and Managil for the 1977/78 season”
SAD.351/3/145-171
1978 Apr
No. 22: “The calibration of a stoplog weir in the Gezira”, by A.P. van der Boom
SAD.351/3/172-189
1978 Jun
No. 23: “A field calibration of the portable water-meters used at the Gezira Research Station for measuring discharges in the field water-courses of the Gezira”, by H.G. Farbrother
SAD.352/1-352/2
1969-1989
Papers and reports by Farbrother relating to the Gezira and other water and irrigation issues:
SAD.352/1/1-9
1969
“Dates of water closure for barbadense cotton in the Gezira”, a memorandum
SAD.352/1/10-25
1970 Feb
“Irrigation practices on Gezira clay: rates and intervals”, a report
SAD.352/1/26-31
1970 Nov
“Soil moisture profiles under the bed of Barakat I Canal”, a memorandum
SAD.352/1/32-35
[1970]
“Evaluation of the role of the Meteorological Services in agricultural research”, a memorandum
SAD.352/1/36-49
1971-1974
“Crop water requirements of sugarcane and net irrigation requirements in the North-West Sennar area”, a note
SAD.352/1/50-57
1971 Jun
“Crop water requirements of Kenaf in the Kenana area (phase 1)”, a memorandum
SAD.352/1/58-64
1972 Jan 26-1973 May
“Crop water requirements in the Gezira: field checks of the Penman Eo x crop factor method of predicting crop water use”, two memoranda
SAD.352/1/65-72
1972 Apr
“Interim note on the relationship between the Penman estimate of evaporation (Eo) and the USWB class “A 48”, evaporation pan. - at the Gezira research station”
SAD.352/1/73-87
1973
“Proposals for the improvement of water control in the minor canals of the Gezira”
SAD.352/1/88-104
1973 Apr
“Block inspector's guide to the “Advance Indent””, a circular forming part of the proposals for the improvement of water control in minors of the Gezira (2nd issue). Incudes tables of crop water requirements of Gezira crops.
SAD.352/1/105-120
1973 Sep
“Water management in the Sudan: with special reference to irrigated agriculture on the central clay plains”, a report by Farbrother and `Uthman Ahmad `Ali Fadl for the Sudan Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
SAD.352/1/121-131
[1973]
“Water requirements of fodder legumes planted in the summer”, a memorandum
SAD.352/1/132-140
1973 Nov
“Summer legumes for fodder as a possible introduction to the Gezira”, report by Farbrother and H.O. Burhan
SAD.352/2/1-6
1973
Appendix to “Notes on Gezira tours 14 & 15 Nov, 1973”
SAD.352/2/7-24
1974 Jan 1
“Irrigation of wheat”, a paper for the Agricultural Research Corporation 11th Research Colloquium
SAD.352/2/25-35
[1974]
“Crop water requirements in the Kenana area”, a memorandum
SAD.352/2/36-46
1974 May 1
“Some new information on the control of field outlet pipes in the Gezira”, a memorandum
SAD.352/2/47-54
1974 May 24
“Irrigation requirements of the green belt”, a progress report up to 23 May 1974
SAD.352/2/55-57
1974 Aug 15
“Forecasts of crop water use and net irrigation requirements of sugarcane at Melut”, a memoranudm
SAD.352/2/59-64
1974 Aug 28
“Crop water requirements of sugarcane”, a memorandum outlining comments by Farbrother in reply to a request from the Sugar Corporation of the Sudan
SAD.352/2/65-80
1974 Nov
“A memorandum on the rotational water requirements of the Gezira and Managil”, prepared for circulation before the Crop Husbandry Committee Meeting, Nov 1974
SAD.352/2/81-86
1975 May 23
“The predicted water requirements of the Gezira and Managil for the 75/76 season”, incorporating Sudan Gezira Board statistics as at 21 May 1975: a memorandum
SAD.352/2/87-112
1977 Jun 30
“Indenting in the Gezira”, a handbook giving tables of crop water requirements for Gezira crops
SAD.352/2/113-118
1977 Jul 3
“The irrigation requirements of sesame in the Sennar area”, a note
SAD.352/2/119-127
1977 Dec
“A note prepared by the Agronomy Section, Gezira Research Station, on the feasability of growing acala cotton and groundnuts in the Rahad Flood Project”
SAD.352/2/128-168
1981 Sep 16-1981 Oct 18
“Consultancy on plant-soil-water relations and on consumptive use of water with cotton in Pakistan” (PAK 73/026 Project), consultancy report by H.G. Farbrother
SAD.352/3/1-178
1966-1989
General reports and papers by others on issues relating to agriculture, irrigation and the Gezira scheme:
SAD.352/3/1-21
1971
“Factors affecting hydraulic conductivity in the soil profile of the Gezira, Sudan”, technical report by A. Zain al-Abdin (appendix III of the Terminal Statement: FAO project SF/SUD/15)
SAD.352/3/22-31
1981
Report of visit to Wad Sulieman (30 March 1981-2 April 1981) by A.W. Illius, to investigate the contribution of livestock ownership to the welfare and nutrition of villagers in the Gezira scheme
SAD.352/3/32-43
1988 Mar
“Water use: a farm-level-study of water management in the Gezira scheme, Sudan”, a report to the Hydraulic Research Station, Wad Medani, by Abdullahi `Uthman al-Tum and Nur al-Dayem `Uthman, University of Gezira
SAD.352/3/44-109
1989 Jan
“Water management of Abu XX in the Gezira scheme, Sudan”, research project report by `Uthman E. Hamad, `Umar M.A. al-Awad, Salih H. Hamid and Yassir A.M. `Ali on the result of a project co-ordinated by the Hydraulics Research Station (Wad Medani)
SAD.352/3/110-130
1989 Aug
“Research for rehabilitation: study of reliability of water supply to minor canals”, interim report, by M.R.H. Francis, of a research project concerning sediment and water supply problems in the Gezira, conducted by Hydraulics Research, Wallingford
SAD.352/3/131-142
1990 Jul 15
“Early warning system bulletin” (vol. 5, no. 7) issued by the Sudan Early Warning System Unit, Khartoum
SAD.352/3/143-152
[1990]
“Privatization issues in Sudan irrigation sub-sector”, paper by the Sudan Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources
SAD.352/3/153-170
1991
“Using indigenous knowledge in agricultural development”, World Bank Discussion Paper (no. 127) by D.M. Warren
SAD.352/3/171-178
1991 Apr 23-1993 May 10
Two special reports issued by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture, concerning the wheat crop assessment mission to Sudan
2. Conference papers relating to water management, irrigation, agriculture, the Gezira and the Sudan in general
SAD.352/4/1-15
1976 Sep
“Irrigation management alternatives: themes from indigenous irrigation systems”, paper by E.W. Coward, Cornell University, presented at an Overseas Development Institute workshop on “Choices in irrigation management”, University of Kent
SAD.352/5/1-71
1979 Nov 29-30
Papers relating to a workshop on “Water bureaucracy and performance”, at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (includes programme and list of participants):
SAD.352/5/4-20
1979 Oct 29
“In search of a water revolution: priorities for irrigation management in the 1980s”, by R. Chambers
SAD.352/5/21-40
1979 Nov
“Practical experience of irrigation reform, Andhra Pradesh, India”, by S.H. Ali
SAD.352/5/41-43
1979 Nov
“The sociology of the irrigation bureaucracy in Sri Lanka”, by M.P. Moore
SAD.352/5/44-71
1979 Nov
“The management of irrigation systems in Sri Lanka: a study in practical sociology”, by M.P. Moore
SAD.352/6/1-93
1980 Nov 21-22
Papers presented to the Sudan Seminar, University of Edinburgh, Centre of African Studies, 21-22 November 1980 (includes programme):
SAD.352/6/3-6
“Continuities and discontinuities in the history of the Sudan”, by C. Fyfe, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
SAD.352/6/7-15
“The role of the SSU in Sudan's system of government”, by T.C. Niblock, University of Exeter
SAD.352/6/16-21
“Sudan's domestic politics and relations with neighbouring states”, by P. Woodward, University of Reading
SAD.352/6/22-33
“The Baggara problem: attempts at modern change in Southern Darfur and Southern Kordofan”, by M.E. Adams, Huntings Technical Service, Boreham Wood
SAD.352/6/34-36
“Social and cultural constellations in rural development: a case study from the Nuba mountains”, by G. Baumann, Department of Social Anthropology, The Queen's University of Belfast
SAD.352/6/37-49
“The Southern Sudan: the political leadership of the Anya-Nya movement”, by E. Nyamlell Wakoson, Centre for Southern African Studies, University of York
SAD.352/6/50-62
“Devolution on the Southern Problem in the Sudan”, by Mom Kou Nhial Arou, Department of Politics, University of Edinburgh
SAD.352/6/63-66
“Institutional constraints to agricultural development in the Sudan”, by I.G. Simpson, School of Economic Studies, University of Leeds
SAD.352/6/67-79
“Impact of socioeconomic plans on the Sudan”, by `Ali al-Hassan Kuku, University College, Swansea
SAD.352/6/80-86
“Large-scale mechanised rain-fed farming developments in the Sudan”, by M.C. Simpson, School of Economic Studies, University of Leeds
SAD.352/6/87-88
“Agriculture, industry and energy in Sudan”, by T.I. Eisa and M.O. Sid-Ahmad, Department of Engineering, University of Reading
SAD.352/6/89-93
“Nile waters: the Sudan's critical resource”, by H. Dickinson, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Edinburgh
SAD.353/1/1-108
1982 Sep 21-24
Papers presented at the Expert Consultation Training in Water Management conference, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome, 21-24 September 1982:
SAD.353/1/1-22
“Training programme in water management in India”, by H.V. Dhamdhere, Water and Land Management Institute, India
SAD.353/1/23-61
“Farm water management training in Pakistan”, by A.Am.H. Kango, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Co-operatives, Government of Pakistan
SAD.353/1/62-86
Untitled paper on water management in Sri Lanka, by T.H. Karunatilleke, Ministry of Mahaweli Development, Sri Lanka
SAD.353/1/87-108
“Training programmes in water management in the Philippines”, by B.U. Bagadion, National Irrigation Administration of the Philippines
SAD.352/4/16-23
1984 Jan
“On the wind function in the Penman Formula”, paper by H.S. Adam, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gezira, presented to the “Water distribution in Sudanese agriculture” conference at the University of Gezira, 16-19 January 1984
SAD.352/4/24-47
1984 Jan
“Irrigation distribution system: concepts of design and practice”, paper by A.M. Ibrahim presented to the “Water distribution in Sudanese agriculture” conference at the University of Gezira, 16-19 January 1984
SAD.352/4/48-95
1984
“Water control aspects of the Gezira irrigation scheme, Sudan”, paper by Sayyid Tayeb Taj al-Din, J.R. Hennessy, and K.M. Owen, submitted in response to the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage “12th Congress on Irrigation and Drainage”, 1984
SAD.352/4/96-114
1984
“Modernisation of indenting in the Gezira”, paper presented by H.G. Farbrother to a conference on “Water distribution in irrigated agriculture in the Sudan: productivity and equity”, University of Gezira, January 16 - 19, 1984
SAD.353/2/1-50
1985 Sep 13
Papers presented at the “Agricultural development in drought-prone Africa Conference”, held by the Overseas Development Institute at the Royal Commonwealth Society, London, 13 September 1985 (includes cover letter to Farbrother and a programme):
SAD.353/2/4-13
Background paper [by J. Howell, ODI]
SAD.353/2/14-21
“Water resources for humans, livestock and irrigation”, by E.P. Wright, British Geological Survey
SAD.353/2/22-29
“Conservation systems and crop production”, by M.J. Jones, formerly of the Dryland Farming Research Scheme, Botswana
SAD.353/2/30-38
“Crops, plant breeding and seed production”, by H. Doggett, International Development Research Centre, Ottowa
SAD.353/2/39-44
“Crop protection and storage”, by J.C. Davies, Overseas Development Administration
SAD.353/2/45-50
“Livestock and range resources”, by B. Nestel, International Livestock Consultant
SAD.352/4/115-122
1987
“Supplementary irrigation”, paper presented by H.G. Farbrother to a seminar organised by the International Board for Soil Research and Management, Kenya, 1-6 Dec 1986. Reprinted from the seminar's proceedings, with additional handwritten notes and corrections by Farbrother.
SAD.352/4/123-127
1989 Apr
“Interactions between technical infrastructure and management”, paper by L. Horst presented at the “9th International Irrigation Symposium”, Berlin, April 1989
SAD.352/4/128-130
1989 Sep
Comments on an HRS conference on “Irrigation management in Gezira scheme”, Wad Medani, 15-17 May, by `Uthman Fadl, University of Gezira
SAD.352/4/131-141
1991
“The Sasakawa-Global 2000 and Global 2000 Agricultural Projects in Sudan, Zambia, Benin and Togo”, paper by N.E. Borlang, J.A. Valencia, R.P. Jain, and M. Galiba, presented at “Africa's Agricultural Development in the 1990s: can it be sustained?”, a workshop held in Arusha, 1991
3. Academic papers and articles by Farbrother and others relating to irrigation, agriculture and the Gezira
SAD.353/3/1-16
1966
“Use of Roseires water for irrigation”, by A.M. Ibrahim, later published in Proceedings of the Philiosophical Society of the Sudan
SAD.353/3/17-45
[1972]
“Water relationships in the clay soils of the Sudan Gezira”, article by A. Zain al-Abedine and F. Cope
SAD.353/3/46-52
1978 Sep
“Evaluating the organisation and management of irrigated agriculture”, a paper by A. Bottrall
SAD.353/3/53-54
[1978]
“Agricultural co-operatives in the Sudan”, University of Birmingham Institute of Local Government discussion paper
SAD.353/3/55-59
[1978]
“Agricultural settlement schemes in the Sudan”, University of Birmingham Institute of Local Government discussion paper
SAD.353/3/60-65
[1978]
“The development of provincial planning in the Sudan”, University of Birmingham Institute of Local Government discussion paper by A.W. Shepherd
SAD.353/3/66-73
[1978]
“Local government and economic development in Northern Kordofan: a critical discussion paper”, University of Birmingham Institute of Local Government discussion paper by A.W. Shepherd
SAD.353/3/74-91
1979 Oct
“Solar-powered micro-pumps for small scale irrigation in Pakistan: demonstration and evaluation project”, a paper by S.V. Allison. Also includes “Solar-powered micro-pump for Pakistan, annex on technological alternatives and cost comparisons”.
SAD.353/3/92-97
1980 Sep
“Irrigation design and operation - some thoughts for discussion”, note by R. Jurriëns, with covering letter to Farbrother from A. Bottrall
SAD.353/3/98-127
1981 May
“The calculation of the volumetric water content of cracking clay in the Sudan Gezira from measurements of gravimetric water content and bulk density”, draft paper by H.R.B. Hack, Reading University. Includes attached correspondence between Hack and H.G. Farbrother on the content of the paper.
SAD.353/3/128-138
1981 Aug
“Some increases in agricultural production don't wait for planners: a case study of crop intensification in Bangladesh”, a paper by H. Brammer, UNDP, Bangladesh, with covering letter from Brammer to E.J. Clay, dated 4 August 1981
SAD.353/3/139-145
1983 May 11
“How to make irrigation work”, seminar paper by H.G. Farbrother
SAD.353/3/146-207
1985 Sep 30
“The Sudan Gezira: six decades of evolution in irrigation practices”, an extensive paper by H.G. Farbrother outlining the organisational structure of the Scheme and the two main “institutions” involved: the Ministry of Irrigation and the Sudan Gezira Board
SAD.353/3/210-229
[1986]
“Research emphases: the grip of colonial policy and western “modernity””, a paper by A.W. Shepherd
SAD.353/3/230-236
1987
Line-by-line commentary by H.G. Farbrother on “Developing countries: high-tech or innovative management”, an article by Phillip Kirpich in the Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering (vol. 113, no. 2), April 1987
SAD.353/3/237-251
[1988]
“Farm location and farmers' performance”, an article on the Gezira scheme by unidentified author, but annotated ‘From Kheiry Ishag's MSc Thesis’
SAD.353/3/252-265
[1989]
“Trends in crop production on irrigation schemes producing cotton”, paper by an unidentified author
SAD.353/3/266-275
[1989]
“Which theory? Which practice?: professional issues in the Sudan Gezira”, an article by H.G. Farbrother
SAD.353/3/276-284
1989 Jan 3
“Diagnostic investigations and rehabilitation of canals in the Gezira irrigation scheme, Sudan”, paper by M.R. Francis, Hydraulic Research, Wallingford and O.M.A. Elawad, Hydraulic Research Station, Wad Medani
SAD.353/3/285-286
1990
Review by H.G. Farbrother of “Evapotranspiration in Sudan Gezira irrigation scheme”, an article by Ahmed S.A. Hussein and Ahmed K. El Daw submitted to the Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
SAD.353/3/287-291
1991 Feb
“Integrated pest management in Sudan: history and achievements”, by Asim `Ali `Abd al-Rahman, Gezira Research Station, Agricultural Research Corporation
SAD.353/3/292-309
[1990s]
“The use of land and water in modern agriculture”, article by unidentified author
SAD.354/4/1-4
[1990s]
“Warping the experimental looms”, a draft article [by Farbrother] on weaving looms
SAD.353/3/310-317
1992
“The Gezira cotton productivity dilemma?”, draft article by J. Scott, with attached covering letter from Scott to Farbrother (11 Mar 1992)
SAD.353/3/318-321
1999 Mar 30
Review by H.G. Farbrother of The dilemmas of water division: considerations and criteria for irrigation system design, by L. Horst
SAD.353/3/322-325
2000 Mar 23
Comments by Farbrother on “Effective rainfall under central Gezira conditions”, a thesis by M.Y.M. Abdalla
4. Papers relating to Gezira rehabilitation including the "Gezira Rehabilitation and Modernization Project" run by the World Bank
SAD.353/4/1-43
1979
“Agricultural rehabilitation mission, the Sudan. Mission report”, produced by the Technical Cooperation Programme of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, Rome. This report formed the terms of reference for the World Bank “Gezira Rehabilitation and Modernization Project”
SAD.353/4/44-56
1979
“Water Management in the Gezira: terminal statement prepared for the Government of the Sudan” by the Technical Cooperation Programme of the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, Rome
SAD.353/4/57-83
1980 Apr 28
Invitation to submit proposals for the provision of consultancy services to the World Bank “Gezira Rehabilitation and Modernization Project”, with attached background report outlining the details of the project
SAD.353/4/84-95
[1980]
Memorandum citing various other reports giving background information to the World Bank “Gezira Rehabilitation and Modernization Project”
SAD.353/4/96-116
[1989]
“Gezira rehabilitation project”, paper outlining the background of the Gezira Rehabilitation Project and the history of the Gezira itself. Also includes tables giving statistics on crops and productivity.
SAD.353/4/117-128
[1989]
Gezira Rehabilitation Project mid-term review irrigation component, technical notes for discussion
SAD.353/4/129-150
[1989]
“Recommended assistance to the socio-economic research unit, Sudan Gezira Board”, report
SAD.353/4/151-152
[1980s]
Ms “Note on the rehabilitation of the Gezira system”, [by H.G. Farbrother]
SAD.353/4/153
[1980s]
Brief ts note on the World Bank Gezira Rehabilitation Project by an unknown author, with ms annotations by [Farbrother]
5. Papers relating to the control of water associated diseases such as bilharzia and malaria
SAD.353/5/1-3
1978 Mar
“The prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in agricultural water development projects”, a paper by T.H. Mather presented at a “Seminar on the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in water resources development projects”, held by the World Health Organisation, Alexandria, Egypt
SAD.353/5/4-11
1978 May 17
“Memoranda of understanding between FAO and WHO on collaboration in rural and agricultural water resourced development”, field programme circular issued by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation
SAD.353/5/12-29
1978 May 3
Photocopy of a draft summary proposal for a comprehensive approach to the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in water resources development projects, issued by the World Health Organisation, with covering letter from H.A. Rafatjah, WHO, to T.H. Mather, FAO (dated 23 Aug 1978)
SAD.353/5/30-31
1978 Nov 1
Letter from A.A.K. Soghaier, FAO, to M.K. Shawki, FAO, concerning cables on the appointment of H.G. Farbrother as a consultant to the WHO/FAO project to control water-borne diseases in irrigated areas of the Sudan and enclosing a list of the objectives of the project
SAD.353/5/32-33
1978 Dec
Brief report by Farbrother on his 15 day consultancy to the WHO/FAO project to control water-borne diseases in irrigated areas of the Sudan
SAD.353/5/34-47
1978 Dec
“Visit to the Sudan with reference to a WHO/EMRO scheme for a comprehensive approach to malaria and schistosomiasis control”, draft report by J. Duncan, Centre for Overseas Pest Research
SAD.353/5/48-78
[1979]
“Plan of operations for a comprehensive approach to the prevention and control of water-associated diseases in the irrigated schemes, Gezira Province, Sudan”, issued by the Sudan Government and the WHO
SAD.353/5/79-83
1979
“WHO's activities on the health aspect of water resources development and prevention and control of water-associated diseases”, paper by H.A. Rafatjah and C. Kuo, WHO
SAD.353/5/84-91
1979 Jan 5
“Feasibility study on altering tropical irrigation and water control practices and the potential effects on disease transmission”, paper by J. Duncan, Centre for Overseas Pest Research with covering letter from Duncan to Farbrother (12 Jan 1979)
SAD.353/5/92-95
[1970s]
“Checklist of major steps for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases at each phase of water resources development projects”, annex extracted from another report
SAD.353/5/96-99
[1970s]
Case study on the administration of bilharzia control, centering on the village of Al Karaiba, annex extracted from another report
SAD.353/5/100-117
[1970s]
“Project on a comprehensive approach for prevention and control of water associated diseases”, report on project design, with comments by Farbrother
SAD.353/5/118-127
1980
Report on human schistosomiasis (bilharzia), with list of points for discussion
6. Technical notes, statistics and data
SAD.353/6/1-66
1934-[1980s]
Technical notes, statistics and data relating to the Gezira, irrigation, and agriculture
SAD.353/7/1-15
[1954-1956]
Technical data and graphs relating to the discharge of the Faris Minor canal
7. General correspondence
SAD.354/1/1-164
1979 Oct 17-1990 Sep 18
General correspondence, mainly concerning irrigation, the Gezira, research projects and conferences. Letters of note include Farbrother to J.P. Gallagher, Kenana Sugar Company, concerning technical issues relating to Gezira clay, 1979 (SAD.354/1/5-8); Farbrother to R. Chambers, Institute of Development Studies, concerning Chambers paper, “In search of a water revolution: priorities for irrigation management in the 1980s”, and the bureacracy of irrigation, with notes by Farbrother on “crop-coefficients”, 1979 (SAD.354/1/10-17); Farbrother to R. Wade, Institute of Development Studies, discussing some of the issues raised at the workshop on “Water bureaucracy and berformance”, at the Institute of Development Studies, 1979 (SAD.354/1/18-19); A. Bottrall, Agricultural Administration Unit, to J.M. Jewsbury, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, concerning a paper on irrigation and health, 1980 (SAD.354/1/22-23); Farbrother to J.M. Jewsbury, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, concerning a schistosomiasis working group meeting, 1980 (SAD.354/1/24-25); offer of employment letter to Farbrother from Renée Evans, Personnel Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1981 (SAD.354/1/35); Farbrother to A. Bottrall, Overseas Development Institute, enclosing comments on the Ford Foundation mission report on “Water Management” in Egypt and the Sudan, 1981 (SAD.354/1/38-45); Farbrother to R.H. Fawcett, Edinburgh School of Agriculture, enclosing notes on the performance of the Gezira system, 1982 (SAD.354/1/50-54); to Farbrother from from Ken Ridden, National Training Officer for Referees, the Football Assocation, in response to a letter on the Central Referees' Committee of the Sudan Football Assocation, 1983 (SAD.354/1/62); unsent letter from Farbrother to R. Carter, Silsoe College, on the definition of 'large-scale' and 'small-scale' irrigation, 1986 (SAD.354/1/84-85); Farbrother to M.R.H. Francis, Overseas Development Institute, on the analysis of data from the Faris Minor canal, 1986 (SAD.354/1/86-89); Farbrother to G. Pearce, Hydraulics Research Ltd., on the permeability of heavy clay, 1986 (SAD.354/1/90-91); Farbrother to B. Wallach, commenting on Wallach's paper on Sudanese professional development, 1989 (SAD.354/1/117-119); Farbrother to M. Burton on the use of the term “scheduling” in the quantitative control of water, 1989 (SAD.354/1/123-126); to Farbrother from P.Z. Kirpich, formerly of the World Bank, discussing Farbrother's paper “Which theory? Which practice?”, the World Bank and the Gezira Rehabilitation Project, 1990 (SAD.354/1/149-151); M.R.H. Francis, Overseas Development Institute, to P.Z. Kirpich, formerly of the World Bank, discussing recent studies in Gezira and the Gezira Rehabilitation Project, 1990 (SAD.354/1/154-158); Farbrother to J.B. Williams, Overseas Development of Natural Resources Institute, enclosing an annual progress report for “Gezira Rehabilitation: water management options”, 1990 (SAD.354/1/160-163)
SAD.354/2/1-151
1991 Jan 3-2001 Sep 18
General correspondence, mainly concerning irrigation, the Gezira, Gezira rehabilitation, research projects, conferences, articles and publications - including various letters relating to Farbrother's publication Water Management Options in the Sudan Gezira. Also includes a number of personal letters. Letters of note include: Farbrother from P. Lawrence, Hydraulics Research Limited, discussing Gezira sediment studies, 1991 (SAD.354/2/2-3); to Farbrother from P.D. Smith, University of Wales, concerning an agricultural database for Kenya and Uganda, 1993 (SAD.354/2/30-31); Farbrother to an unknown recipient concerning a preview report on Gezira redevelopment for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1993 (SAD.354/2/40-41); to Farbrother from J.K. Coulter discussing Farbrother's book Water Management Options in the Sudan Gezira and Coulter's work as a soil scientist on an IBRD mission in 1965/66, 1998 (SAD.354/2/73-76); Farbrother to [J.K. Coulter] replying to various technical points mainly on the issue of Gezira clay, [1998] (SAD.354/2/78-82); draft of an unsent letter from Farbrother to C. Perry concerning political and institutional involvement in the Gezira and in particular the role of the World Bank, [1999] (SAD.354/2/101-107); Farbrother to A.A. Macmillan, FAO, mainly concerning liberalisation of land use, 2000 (SAD.354/2/114-123); Farbrother to B. Downs mainly concerning water control in the Gezira, 2000 (SAD.354/2/126-127)
8. Miscellaneous papers relating to irrigation, agriculture and the Gezira
SAD.354/3/1-22
1951
Photocopies of extracts relating to water management from the Gezira Scheme Handbook for New Personnel (Sudan: McCorquodale & Co., 1951)
SAD.354/3/23-26
[1970s]
Photocopies of extracts from a published volume of cotton research reports from the Sudan, 1971-72
SAD.354/3/27-39
1979 Dec 6
Photocopies of reports on the Rahad Irrigation Project taken from the appendices of a larger report
SAD.354/3/40
1983 May 6
Photocopy of an article from the Wall Street Journal, “Dashed dreams: Sudan tries to recover after plans to develop prove too grandiose”
SAD.354/3/41-43
1984 Jan
Exam paper on Climate and Agriculture from the University of Gezira Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
SAD.354/3/44-52
1984 Feb 2
Exam paper on field water management from the University of Gezira Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. The paper is partly completed [possibly by Farbrother?]
SAD.354/3/53-58
[1980s]
Ts extracts from “Roles and functions in irrigation management in the Sudan Gezira” a paper by Farbrother on the various bodies involved in the management of the Gezira
SAD.354/3/59-68
[1980s]
Ms outline [of a publication] on field water management
SAD.354/3/69-71
[1980s]
“The profitability of vegetables production in the Gezira and the future potential for development”, proposed terms of reference for a study
SAD.354/3/72-107
[1989]
Photocopy extracts from reports on courses and training for farmers
SAD.354/3/108-126
[1989]
Grant application and project memorandum form issued by the Overseas Development Natural Resources Institute for Farbrother's project “Gezira Rehabilitation: Water Management Options”
SAD.354/3/127-135
1991
Comments by M. Adam, Natural Resources Institute, on a draft of Farbrother's book Water management options in the Sudan Gezira
SAD.354/4/5
2000
“Report on a study visit to Cambridge, February 17 - March 13, 2000”, brief single page report by Eltijani Elias, Technische Universität Berlin, on a visit to Farbrother's home
9. Maps
SAD/PF.26/6/10
[1970s]
Tourist map of Syria showing various historical monuments and places of interest
scale:   1:2,000,000
French
Index terms
Maps
SAD/PF.26/6/11
[1970s]
Tourist map of Karachi, Pakistan
scale:   3 inches to 1 mile
Index terms
Maps
SAD/PF.26/6/12
[1970s]
Map of the Nile river system
1 inch to 100 miles
Index terms
Maps
10. Photographic Material
SAD.343/6/1
[1960s]
Photograph of a Sudanese football team with an award shield, all unidentified