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Session11 - Nutr 241A Agricultural Science and Policy I,...

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S e a r c h Readings: Session 11 Authors : Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D., William Lockeretz, Ph.D. Readings Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? Chap. 9, Thinking Big About Small- Scale Irrigation, pp.201-227 and Chap. 10. The Players and the Rules, pp.228-253, Sandra Postel. (1999). A New Era for Irrigation , Chap. 6. Future Directions, pp. 169-180, National Research Council (1996). Crops and Drops, Making the best use of water for agriculture , FAO, 2002. Access at: www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/Y3918E/Y3918E00.HTM . (22 pages). http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/Y3918E/Y3918E00.HTM . Key Questions Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last How does the author link small-scale irrigation development and enhancement of food security? What are the important factors that influence adoption of technology by poor farmers? What factors contributed to the success of the treadle pump? What factors impede adoption of treadle pump technology by farmers? What are the barriers for development of large irrigation projects in Africa? Do traditional systems of irrigation matter in the present day context?
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course NUTR 241 taught by Professor Kathleenmerrigan during the Fall '06 term at TUFS.

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