Strategies of Smallholder Irrigation Management in Zimbabwe
The major conclusions of the study were that the state tended to administer rather than manage irrigation schemes. In contrast farmers in all the schemes easily engaged with operational aspects of irrigation management. Farmers, however, had their shortcomings particularly, in relation to factoring extra-local factors. The findings caution against hasty conclusions that farmer management was superior to government management without understanding the coefficients of the actual management in place. It is suggested that irrigation management should be seen as composed of management domans where some actors are more active in one area than others for a variety of reasons. This observation justifies a contingency approach to managment originating from organizational theory which can be summarized thus: the beginning of management wisdom is the awareness that there is no one optimum management system.
Informations de publication
- Éditeur: Wageningen Univ.
- ISBN-10: 9058081451
- Dewey Decimal: 333.913
- Bibliothèque ECHO: 333.913 MAN