1. Modern Irrigation Technologies reviews the experience of small holders with irrigation technologies under a range of diverse conditions in many different countries. Some people argue that modern irrigation technologies are the key to increased food production. However, projects introducing modern...
  2. Water is critical to all human activities, but access to this crucial resource is increasingly limited by competition and the effects of climate change. In agriculture, water management is key to ensuring good and sustained crop yields, maintaining soil health, and safeguarding the long-term...
  3. This booklet was developed as a training aid for use in irrigation workshops conducted for small farmers and technicians in the Peruvian highlands through USAID. Much of the agriculture there takes place on stepp slopes, shallow soils and small farm plots. Irrigation extension personnel found the...
  4. 1995-12-01 Mountain agriculture has attracted attention both for its complex adaptation to particular circumstances, and for its marginality and instability in a changing world. Irrigation plays a range of roles in mountain farming systems and their dynamics or change. Hill Irrigation examines the...
  5. This report describes what is meant by, and the principles involved in designing and operating, a correctly "structured" system. We have explained how, and described the circumstances in which, a well-planned supply-based system is capable of providing an irrigation service that for all practical...
  6. 2002-01-01 As implications of policy and action diferge significantly, according to the gendered nature of local farming, insight in to the latter should be systematically recognized as the bais for any intervention by irrigation agencies. The assumption that farm decision-making coincides with headship of...
  7. 2002-01-01 The present research shows that there are systematic poverty-related differences in functioning large-scale canal irrigation schemes in the water user associations in Andra Pradesh. ...
  8. This report reviews several decades of global experience in transferring management of government-run irrigation systems to farmer associations or other nongovernement agencies in an attempt to apply the lessons of success to the African smallholder irrigation context.