Rehabilitation of Small scale Irrigation Systems in Sri Lanka

Rehabilitation of Small scale Irrigation Systems in Sri Lanka

National governments and international donors have been paying increasing attention to small irrigation systems. In Sri Lanka, one of the major programs aimed at rehabilitating minor or small-scale irrigation is the Village Irrigation ...

Author: Shyamala Abeyratne

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9789290901235

Category: Agricultural development projects

Page: 70

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Categories: Agricultural development projects

Small scale Irrigation Dams Agricultural Production and Health

Small scale Irrigation Dams  Agricultural Production  and Health

Critical analyses under various agro-ecological zones of the feasibility, benefits and costs of instituting small-scale irrigation dams have been lacking. This paper was motivated to contribute to this aspect of public investment in ...

Author: Lire Ersado

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

Category: Agriculture

Page: 35

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Households with poor health are less likely to adopt productivity-enhancing as well as resource-conserving technologies, which are crucial for achieving the ultimate goal of sustainable agricultural development. The ensuing sickness has also led to reduction in labor allocation to off-farm activities. The findings underline the importance of weighing beforehand the magnitude of potential economic benefits against health costs of water development programs. The overall evidence, however, suggests that carefully designed irrigation dams could significantly improve agricultural production and food security, particularly in areas where waterborne diseases pose negligible risk to health or can be cost-effectively controlled"--Abstract.
Categories: Agriculture

Institutional and Technical Options in the Development and Management of Small scale Irrigation

Institutional and Technical Options in the Development and Management of Small scale Irrigation

Since the mid - 1980s , this aspect has become a key element in the promotion of smallscale irrigation . ... DEFINING SMALL - SCALE IRRIGATION Terminology used in small - scale irrigation The definition of small is not precise and the ...

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251042187

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 156

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Categories: Technology & Engineering

Small scale Irrigation for Arid Zones

Small scale Irrigation for Arid Zones

Preface This publication is an attempt to distil current information on irrigation methods that might be appropriate , and to offer some ideas on the possible adoption and adaptation of such methods by small - scale farmers in the semi ...

Author: Daniel Hillel

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251038961

Category: Arid regions agriculture

Page: 76

View: 972

Categories: Arid regions agriculture

Solar photovoltaic technology for small scale irrigation in Ghana

Solar photovoltaic technology for small scale irrigation in Ghana

Small-scale. Irrigation. in. Ghana: Suitability. Mapping. and. Business. Models. Solomie. Gebrezgabher,. Mansoor. Leh,. Douglas. J. Merrey,. Theophilus. T. Kodua. and. Petra. Schmitter. section Analysis: Suitability Mapping for Solar ...

Author: Gebrezgabher, Solomie

Publisher: International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

ISBN: 9789290909163

Category: Science

Page: 54

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Categories: Science

The diffusion of small scale irrigation technologies in Ethiopia Stakeholder analysis using Net Map

The diffusion of small scale irrigation technologies in Ethiopia  Stakeholder analysis using Net Map

The latest figures indicate that the total amount of land under smallscale irrigation is estimated to have grown from almost 1.5 million hectares during GTP I to 2.0 million1 hectares total (MoANR, MOWIE and ATA 2016).

Author: Bryan, Elizabeth

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 42

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Small-scale irrigation (SSI) provides great benefits to farmers in terms of increased yields and profits, better food and nutrition security and greater resilience to climate shocks. Ethiopia has high potential for expanding SSI and has invested considerably in this area in recent years. Despite these investments, several challenges to further expansion of irrigation technologies remain. Different stakeholders in the country play important roles in overcoming these barriers to further scale technologies for SSI. This paper explores institutional arrangements for the diffusion of small-scale irrigation technologies by mapping the landscape of key actors involved, their interconnections, and their influence. This paper draws on an analysis of stakeholder data collected through two participatory workshops in Ethiopia, one at the national level and one at the Oromia regional level, using the Net-Map approach. Results show the dominance of government actors in the diffusion of SSI at both the national and regional levels, while most private sector and NGO actors remain in the periphery. Participants in both workshops highlighted the need for increased financing services to support the adoption of SSI and measures aimed at increasing the supply of high-quality irrigation equipment, such as modern water lifting technologies. One notable difference between the national and regional results was that at the regional level, farmers, and to some extent traders and input suppliers, were considered to be more influential in the diffusion of irrigation technologies, while they were considered marginal actors at the national level.
Categories: Political Science

Using Renewable Energy Technologies for Small scale Irrigation in Kenya

Using Renewable Energy Technologies for Small scale Irrigation in Kenya

USING RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES FOR SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION IN KENYA : The Problems and Prospect3 for the Use of Wind and Solar Energy Technologies for Agricultural Development The need to increase the area of agriculturally ...

Author: Peter A. Dewees

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040528668

Category: Irrigation

Page: 77

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Categories: Irrigation

Women and small scale irrigation A review of the factors influencing gendered patterns of participation and benefits

Women and small scale irrigation  A review of the factors influencing gendered patterns of participation and benefits

ABSTRACT Small-scale irrigation is expanding rapidly in parts of the world, especially sub-Saharan Africa, offering smallholder farmers an opportunity to improve their livelihoods, diets, and resilience to climate change among other ...

Author: Bryan, Elizabeth

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 48

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Small-scale irrigation is expanding rapidly in parts of the world, especially sub-Saharan Africa, offering smallholder farmers an opportunity to improve their livelihoods, diets, and resilience to climate change among other benefits. Growing research focuses on the potential for small-scale irrigation to offer a pathway for women’s empowerment, yet the factors conditioning the relationship between small-scale irrigation and women’s empowerment are not well understood. The evidence tends to be scattered across context-specific case studies that focus on targeted outcomes, without distinguishing between technology types, scales, or approaches to irrigation systems or technologies. This paper synthesizes the issues related to gender and small-scale irrigation using a conceptual framework that highlights the linkages between elements of women’s empowerment and small-scale irrigation. Because gendered dynamics with small-scale irrigation play out differently depending on the scale of irrigation and the technologies used, this paper applies the framework to examine case studies across a typology of small-scale irrigation systems. The case studies cover a range of farming and livelihood systems in which women’s roles and gender relations vary, highlighting the importance of the opportunity structure or context in which irrigation takes place. This paper then draws lessons on the various ways in which small-scale irrigation, gender relations, and women’s empowerment interact and highlights areas where research gaps remain.
Categories: Political Science

Improving Management of Small scale Irrigation Systems

Improving Management of Small scale Irrigation Systems

/Irrigation Water interactions1 Decision making/ Small-scale Nongovernmental Governmental Tank irrigation! 631.7 ISBN: Summary: This paper analyzes the contributions of a nongovemment organization in improving management of small-scale ...

Author: Inge Jungeling

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9789290901228

Category: Institution building

Page: 73

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This paper analyzes the contributions of a non-goverment organization in improving management of small-scale irrigation systems in Sri Lanka. It documents the decision-making processes in the non-government organization and the context in which this decision making takes place: government policies and policies of non-government organizations in improving the performance of small scale irrigation systems and in assisting the rural population in general. The site selected for research was the Tank Settlement Project in Hamhantota District, Southern Sri Lanka.
Categories: Institution building

An Assessment of the Small Scale Irrigation Management Turnover Program in Indonesia

An Assessment of the Small Scale Irrigation Management Turnover Program in Indonesia

It was thought that the turnover program would provide an avenue through which funds could be mobilized for the repair of smallscale irrigation systems. Third, through the mid-1990s all turnover activity had been connected with external ...

Author: Douglas L. Vermillion

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9789290903925

Category: Irrigation

Page: 44

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Examines the extent to which the Government of Indonesia's aspirations were realized through turnover program adopted in 1987. The impacts of management turnover on irrigation management and irrigated agriculture in selected systems in West and Central Java are analyzed. This study is part of a comparative research program to examine the impacts of irrigation management transfer in several countries using a common methodology.
Categories: Irrigation