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Institutional alternatives in african smallholder irrigation

lessons from international experience with irrigation management transfer

by Tushaar Shah

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Published by International Water Management Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliograpical references (p. 21-24).

StatementTushaar Shah [et.al].
SeriesResearch report -- 60
ContributionsInternational Water Management Institute.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 24 p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16977514M
ISBN 10929090481X
LC Control Number2008326619

A new set of studies, financed by a grant of EUR million from the African Water Facility (AWF) will help develop smallholder irrigation in Zambia, through the Upscaling of Smallholder Irrigation Project. This will lead to improved livelihood conditions and climate change resilience of Author: African Water Facility. 2 This case study accompanies the following report: Shames S, Wollenberg E, Buck LE, Kristjanson P, Masiga M and Biryahaho B. Institutional innovations in African smallholder carbon projects.

IRRIGATION FUNDAMENTALS is a comprehensive text on the basic principles and practices of applied agricultural irrigation. Written over a period of more than 10 years, it is based on the authors' extensive experience in farming, consulting, research, teaching, and other related agricultural activities. The Symposium on Irrigation in African Smallholder Farming Systems, held in Washington, DC January 31 on the tails of the Water for Food International Forum, very much embodied this creative, collaborative, can-do spirit: Yes, we can double ag productivity by with the help of irrigation and fertilizer, and, in so doing, Africa can meet its.

smallholder farmers in high-value markets is constrained as a result of poor access to comprehensive agricultural support services. There are relatively few direct linkages between smallholder farmers and fresh produce markets, supermarkets, and agro-processors. The majority of sales by farmers are at either the local market or the farm gate level. A new set of studies, financed by a grant of € million from the African Water Facility (AWF) will help develop smallholder irrigation in Zambia, through the Upscaling of Smallholder Irrigation Project. This will lead to improved livelihood conditions and climate change resilience of .


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Institutional Alternatives in African Smallholder Irrigation: Lessons from International Experience with Irrigation Management Transfer Article (PDF Available) February with 86 Reads. Nhamo, Luxon & Matchaya, Greenwell & Nhemachena, Charles & van Koppen, Barbara, "The impact of investment in smallholder irrigation schemes on irrigation expansion and crop productivity in Malawi," African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, African Association of Agricultural Economists, vol.

11(2), pages Mwendera, Emmanuel & Chilonda, Pius & Chigura, Patrick, In developing such institutional alternatives, rather than focusing only on direct transfer of irrigation management, African governments need to begin by enhancing the wealth-creating potential of smallholder irrigated farming by strengthening market access, promoting high-value crops, and improving systems for providing extension and Cited by: Downloadable.

This report reviews several decades of global experience in transferring management of government-run irrigation systems to farmer associations or other nongovernmental agencies in an attempt to apply the lessons of success to the African smallholder irrigation by: Institutional Alternatives in African Smallholder Irrigation: Lessons from International Experience with Irrigation Management Transfer Tushaar Shah, Barbara van Koppen, Douglas Merrey, Marna de Lange and Madar Samad Review of International Experience Irrigation management reform has a history of more than 50 years.

It has gathered momentum. Institutional alternatives in African smallholder irrigation: Lessons from international experience with irrigation management transfer.

Colombo, Sri Lanka: IWMI. v, 24p. (IWMI Research Report 60) [doi: /] ISBN X. This literature review focuses on the problems and constraints faced by smallholder irrigation schemes and seek to identify opportunities for developing practical solutions to some of these problems that will take into account agronomic, technical, economic and.

Management of Smallholder Irrigation Schemes Smallholder irrigation schemes present special management problems, especially where water is scarce and supply is often less than the demand (Albinson and Perry ). Water distribution in smallholder irrigation schemes has proved to be a challenge at scheme management level.

African smallholder irrigation schemes compiled in by Denison and Manona (b) was updated using primary and secondary information collected by the authors.

Primary data were obtained by means of a comprehensive survey of small-holder irrigation schemes in Limpopo. Updates on schemes in. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare ISSN (Paper) ISSN X (Online) Vol.4, No, Production Challenges and. Institutional Alternatives in African Smallholder Irrigation: Lessons from International Experience with Irrigation Management Transfer Jan Res Rep Health Eff Inst.

Introduction. Except in a few countries in northern Africa, such as Tunisia and Morocco, there are hardly any significant cases of successful and sustainable farmer-managed smallholder irrigation schemes in Africa, despite the importance of smallholder irrigation schemes for rural communities and heavy investment in the sector by different development agencies (World Bank,Mwendera Cited by: Re-introducing politics in African farmer-led irrigation development: Introduction to a Special Issue Gert Jan Veldwisch, Jean-Philippe Venot, Philip Woodhouse, Hans Komakech and Dan Brockington Water Alternatives 12(1): Abstract | Full Text - PDF.

Petrol pumps and the making of modernity along the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya. Shah T, van Koppen B, Merrey D, de Lange M, Samad M () Institutional alternatives in African smallholder irrigation: lessons from international experience with irrigation management transfer.

IWMI Research Report No IWMI, Colombo Google ScholarAuthor: Barbara van Koppen, Barbara Schreiner, Eiman Karar. Interventions in Smallholder Agriculture Implications for Extension in Zimbabwe edited by Alex Bolding.

This book is the result of research conducted under the auspices of the Zimbabwe programme on women's studies, extension, sociology and irrigation, an inter-university exchange programme between the University of Zimbabwe and Wageningen. The status and characteristics of the smallholder irrigation schemes found in South Africa are discussed and knowledge on South African smallholder irrigation schemes generated by the Water Research Commission (WRC) over a period of nearly 20 years is reviewed.

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s. Smallholder irrigation farmers are now exposed to the Irrigation Management Transfer program, which includes a cost recovery and institutional change principle in South Africa (DWAF, b, NWA, ).

This supposes that irrigation water is to be priced, and farmers must pay for the cost of water supply and related services through water user Cited by: Institutional issues in natural resource management and implications for smallholder development in Southern Africa.

Front Matter. Pages This book assembles a collection of research papers based on studies completed in and in Southern Africa that examine various dimensions of the institutional constraints small farmers are. This book assembles a collection of research papers based on studies completed in and in Southern Africa that examine various dimensions of the institutional constraints small farmers are facing in the region and how they are going about dealing with them.

Smallholder irrigation development has shown throughout the developing world that it can be used as a key drought mitigation measure and as a vehicle for the long term agricultural and macroeconomic development of a country.

However socio-economic evaluations of smallholder irrigation schemes are needed at regular intervals in order to be ableFile Size: KB.The book also contains a practical review of the range of irrigation hardware that is available and indicates the types of equipment that are more likely to meet the requirements of the smallholder sector.

Modern Irrigation Technologies will be an invaluable guide to project workers, planners and small holders involved in planning and designing Cited by: Shah T, van Koppen B, Merrey D, Lange M, Samad M (). Institutional alternatives in African smallholder irrigation: Lessons from international experience with irrigation management transfer: Research Report Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute.

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