Traditionally, indigenous irrigation in many countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America has been managed quite well by water users, who design, build, operate, and maintain often sophisticated, but usually small-scale, systems. More recently, in connection with large-scale development programs and government-managed schemes, the planned introduct

part One|34 pages


chapter 1|15 pages

Irrigation as a Socio-Technical Process

chapter 2|16 pages

Why Farmer Participation?

Contributions to Irrigation Management

part Two|72 pages

Analyzing Farmer Organization and Participation

chapter 3|21 pages

What Kinds of Participation?

Activities in Irrigation Management

chapter 4|20 pages

Where Can Participation Occur?

Levels of Operation and Organization in Irrigation Systems

chapter 5|14 pages

Who Participates?

User Roles in Irrigation Management

chapter 6|14 pages

The Context of Participation:

Factors in the Environment

part Three|51 pages

Supporting Farmer Organization and Participation

chapter 7|18 pages

Policy Considerations

chapter 8|18 pages

Choices in Organizational Design

chapter 9|13 pages

Improving Agency Relations with Farmers