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Social Opportunities For Irrigation Systems


  • Florian, Violeta

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)


The 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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  • Florian, Violeta, 2012. "Social Opportunities For Irrigation Systems," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 9(2), pages 165-173.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:9:y:2012:i:2:p:165-173

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    social relations; social capital; demographic capital.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth


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