Improving irrigated agriculture institutional reform and the small farmer

Bromley, D.W. (1940) Improving irrigated agriculture institutional reform and the small farmer. Documentation. World Bank, Washington, USA.

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Irrigation is a technological and institutional innovation which permits cultivation of lands otherwise ill-suited to agriculture. The institutional environment in which irrigation takes place is critical to the successful operation of any system. This institutional environment has received little analytical attention by those concerned with irrigation. A model of farmer interdependence is developed and is related to the concept of farmers as cautious optimizers. This allows a focus on institutional uncertainty as a major impediment to creating irrigation systems which meet both efficiency and equity goals. Suggestions for improving existing irrigation systems--and for designing new ones--are derived from the framework

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Author Affiliation: professor of agricultural economics at the University of Wisconsin
Subjects: Agricultural Engineering
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 05:18
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 05:18

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