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New Water Policy, Irrigation Management Transfer And Smallholding Irrigation Schemes In South Africa: Institutional Challenges

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  • Perret, Sylvain R.

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This paper briefly reviews the situation of smallholding irrigation schemes SIS- in previously disadvantaged rural areas of South Africa. It then analyses the implication of the new National Water Act of 1998 on those schemes, with regard to the IMT process. An analysis of water rights related issues is proposed. It highlights a number of contradictions, uncertainties and possible threats which may hinder further development, and sustainable IMT in SIS.

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  • Perret, Sylvain R., 2001. "New Water Policy, Irrigation Management Transfer And Smallholding Irrigation Schemes In South Africa: Institutional Challenges," Working Papers 18053, University of Pretoria, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:upaewp:18053
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