This book presents lessons from indigenous and government-managed irrigation systems worldwide and proposes workable approaches to participatory irrigation management in both the large- and small-scale contexts. It discusses the need for greater farmer participation in irrigation management. .
I. Introduction 1. Irrigation as a Socio-Technical Process 2. Why Farmer Participation? Contributions to Irrigation Management II. Analyzing Farmer Organization and Participation 3. What Kinds of Participation? Activities in Irrigation Management 4. Where can Participation Occur? Levels of Operation and Organization in Irrigation Systems 5. Who Participates? User Roles in Irrigation Management 6. The Context of Participation: Factors in the Environment III. Supporting Farmer Organization and Participation 7. Policy Considerations 8. Choices in Organizational Design 9. Improving Agency Relations with Farmers