Social Opportunities For Irrigation Systems
AbstractThe irrigation systems determine the modernization of agricultural activities by promoting technical innovation and emancipation of rural social networks, by inducing and dissipating the organizational behaviours and transformation of rural traditional values.1 The evolution of local power relations, of the social and human capital, of the specific values, determined the access to the irrigation networks and generated practical modalities of water use for irrigating the cultivated land areas. The limited access to the necessary irrigation water determined the diminution of the capacity of rural communities to fight against food insecurity, to decrease rural young people’s unemployment, and a low involvement of women at different agricultural production levels.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Institute of Agricultural Economics in its journal Agricultural Economics and Rural Development.
Volume (Year): 9 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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