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Article: Institutional opportunities and constraints in the performance of farmer-managed irrigation systems in Nepal

TitleInstitutional opportunities and constraints in the performance of farmer-managed irrigation systems in Nepal
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherCentre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific.
Citation
Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, 2000, v. 10 n. 2, p. 67-92 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper presents a brief overview of the institutions involved with interventions in irrigation sector development along with the process of intervention in Asia in general and Nepal in particular. The context of irrigation management is then described, and the social and institutional factors affecting performance of farmer and agency-managed irrigation systems are examined. Based on an analysis of 231 farmer-and-agency managed irrigation systems in Nepal, the important result of the study is that farmer-managed irrigation systems with stronger institutional bases such as effective imposition of fine, social sanctions and employment of local monitors created a conducive environment for rule-following and mutual trust among the users, and yielded higher irrigation performance. The policy implication of the study is that social and institutional support are important aspects of irrigation management; and thus, improving irrigation management suggests a socio-technical approach emphasizing variations in both physical structure and human dimensions of user activities which can produce productive, equitable, cost-effective and ecologically sound irrigation performance.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81387
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1999 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.107

 

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dc.contributor.authorShivakoti, Gen_HK
dc.contributor.authorOstrom, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorNeeraj, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, WFen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:17:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:17:08Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAsia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, 2000, v. 10 n. 2, p. 67-92en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1018-5291-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81387-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a brief overview of the institutions involved with interventions in irrigation sector development along with the process of intervention in Asia in general and Nepal in particular. The context of irrigation management is then described, and the social and institutional factors affecting performance of farmer and agency-managed irrigation systems are examined. Based on an analysis of 231 farmer-and-agency managed irrigation systems in Nepal, the important result of the study is that farmer-managed irrigation systems with stronger institutional bases such as effective imposition of fine, social sanctions and employment of local monitors created a conducive environment for rule-following and mutual trust among the users, and yielded higher irrigation performance. The policy implication of the study is that social and institutional support are important aspects of irrigation management; and thus, improving irrigation management suggests a socio-technical approach emphasizing variations in both physical structure and human dimensions of user activities which can produce productive, equitable, cost-effective and ecologically sound irrigation performance.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherCentre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific.-
dc.relation.ispartofAsia-Pacific Journal of Rural Developmenten_HK
dc.titleInstitutional opportunities and constraints in the performance of farmer-managed irrigation systems in Nepalen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, WF: dwflam@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLam, WF=rp00570en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros63270en_HK
dc.identifier.volume10-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage67-
dc.identifier.epage92-
dc.publisher.placeBangladesh-

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