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Increasing agricultural production in Nepal: role of low-cost irrigation development through farmer participation

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  • Pradhan, Prachanda
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    This book reveals that Nepal irrigation policy directives and resources must be channeled to encourage the participation of beneficiaries and to focus the functions of the Department of Irrigation on a management perspective . The low cost approaches recommended in the paper include : 1) incorporating farmer participation in operation and management, 2) considering lower cost structures in surface irrigation and underground water development and, 3) improving the management of irrigation systems

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    This book is provided by International Water Management Institute in its series IWMI Books with number 114039 and published in 1989.

    Handle: RePEc:ags:iwmibo:114039

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    Keywords: Agricultural production; Farmer participation; Irrigated farming; Benefits; Cost recovery; Farmer-agency interactions; Farmer managed irrigation systems; Farm Management;

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    1. Lam, Wai Fung, 1996. "Improving the performance of small-scale irrigation systems: The effects of technological investments and governance structure on irrigation performance in Nepal," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 24(8), pages 1301-1315, August.
    2. Elinor Ostrom, 2014. "Do institutions for collective action evolve?," Journal of Bioeconomics, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 3-30, April.
    3. Wai Lam & Elinor Ostrom, 2010. "Analyzing the dynamic complexity of development interventions: lessons from an irrigation experiment in Nepal," Policy Sciences, Springer, vol. 43(1), pages 1-25, March.

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