This book elaborates a perspective that can be used to democratize, decentralize, and privatize irrigation organizations. It uses case examples to illustrate the interrelationships between project performance, irrigation organization, and farmer participation.
Part 1: Farmer Participation and Irrigation Organization: An Overview 1. Bureaucratic and Farmer Participation in Irrigation Development 2. Designing the Organizational Interface Between Users and the Agencies 3. Irrigation Experience Transfer: The Social Dimension Part 2: Farmer Organization and Irrigation Management: Case Studies 4. Farmer Involvement in Water Management: The Case of Sri Lanka 5. Irrigation as a Privileged Solution in African Development 6. Irrigation in the Western United States 7. Farmer Participation in Irrigation Management: Limited Roles in Pakistan 8. Farmer Participation in Irrigation Management: The Philippine Experience 9. Irrigation Management by Farmers: The Indian Experience 10. Lessons from Small Scale Irrigation Systems in Indonesia 11. Local Participation in Water Management: The Peruvian Case