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Hill Irrigation : Water and development in mountain agriculture - Linden Vincent

Hill Irrigation

Water and development in mountain agriculture

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Published: 1st September 1995
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Mountain agriculture has attracted attention both for its complex adaptation to particular circumstances, and for its marginality and instability in a changing world. Irrigation plays a range of roles in mountain farming systems and their dynamics or change. Hill Irrigation examines the environmental
constraints and socio-economic contexts to successful mountain agriculture, and reviews the policies and technological approaches used to promote irrigation in different mountain regions. This survey is accompaned by a detailed bibliography of over 500 entries of literature on the subject.

PREFACE vi ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xii 1 Definitions and debates from mountain regions 1 2 Irrigation in mountain environments and mountain farming systems 15 3 Design and construction issues in hill irrigation 32 4 A framework for analysing hill irrigation activities 61 5 Irrigation and livelihood strategies in mountain regions 74 6 Managing irrigation in mountain areas 92 7 Politics and development interventions in mountain areas 121 8 Development policies and programmes for hill irrigation 140 9 Conclusions: Towards policies that support diversity 164 BIBLIOGRAPHY 177

ISBN: 9781853391712
ISBN-10: 1853391719
Series: Water Development in Mountain Agriculture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st September 1995
Publisher: ITDG Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 14.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.23