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Property rights and collective action in watersheds

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  • Swallow, Brent M.
  • Johnson, Nancy
  • Knox, Anna
  • Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela

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According to the authors, "watersheds define a terrain united by the flow of water, nutrients, pollutants, and sediment. Watersheds also link foresters, farmers, fishers, and urban dwellers in intricate social relationships. Both factors—the biophysical attributes and the policy and institutional environments—shape peoples' livelihoods and interactions within the watershed." In this brief the authors show that "watersheds have such broad impacts at so many levels, they raise special issues for the management of resources through collective action." They explore the relationships between property rights, collective action, watershed management, and stakehold participation and conclude that empowering local communities to take a leading role in watershed management is essential. from Text.

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series 2020 vision briefs with number 11 No. 12.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:2020br:1112

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Keywords: Collective behavior ; Poverty alleviation ; Property rights ; Collective action ; Empowerment ; stakeholders ;

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  1. Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb & Kanbur, Ravi & Ostrom, Elinor, 2006. "Beyond Formality and Informality," Working Papers 127038, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
  2. Schleyer, Christian, 2002. "Economic and Ecological Transformation Processes in East German Water Management Regimes: The Role of Property Rights and Governance Structures," Discussion Papers 18890, CEESA: Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture International Research Project.
  3. Pender, John L. & Jagger, Pamela & Nkonya, Ephraim M. & Sserunkuuma, Dick, 2001. "Development pathways and land management in Uganda: causes and implications," EPTD discussion papers 85, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  4. Cardenas, Juan-Camilo & Ostrom, Elinor, 2004. "What do people bring into the game? Experiments in the field about cooperation in the commons," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 82(3), pages 307-326, December.
  5. Knox, Anna & Gupta, Subodh, 2000. "CAPRi technical workshop on Watershed Management Institutions: a summary paper," CAPRi working papers 8, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  6. Penov, Ivan, 2002. "The Use of Irrigation Water During Transition in Bulgaria's Plovdiv Region," Discussion Papers 18881, CEESA: Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture International Research Project.
  7. Johnson, Nancy & Ravnborg, Helle Munk & Westermann, Olaf & Probst, Kirsten, 2001. "User participation in watershed management and research:," CAPRi working papers 19, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  8. Chamberlin, Jordan & Pender, John & Yu, Bingxin, 2006. "Development domains for Ethiopia: capturing the geographical context of smallholder development options," DSGD discussion papers 43, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  9. Quisumbing, Agnes R. & McNiven, Scott & Godquin, Marie, 2008. "Shocks, groups, and networks in Bukidnon, Philippines:," CAPRi working papers 84, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  10. Shiferaw, Bekele & Kebede, Tewodros & Ratna Reddy, V., 2008. "Community watershed management in semi-arid India: The state of collective action and its effects on natural resources and rural livelihoods," CAPRi working papers 85, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  11. Dercon, Stefan & Hoddinott, John & Krishnan, Pramila & Woldehannnam, Tassew, 2008. "Collective action and vulnerability: Burial societies in rural Ethiopia," CAPRi working papers 83, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  12. Kerr, John & Chung, Kimberly, 2001. "Evaluating watershed management projects:," CAPRi working papers 17, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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