Social organization and small watershed development

Doherty, V S and Miranda, S M and Kampen, J (1982) Social organization and small watershed development. In: Report of an exploratory workshop on the role of anthropologists and other social scientists in interdisciplinary teams developing improved food production technology, 1982, Los BAnos, Phillipines.

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The paper analyzes cases of cooperation involving well ownership in three southern Indian villages where small watershed development projects were conducted. Some results of on-farm experiments in watershed developments are also noted. An anthropological study of group action is an integral part of this work. It is concluded that farmers would prefer that small sources of irrigation water, such as collection ponds on small watersheds, be individually owned, unless simple rules for distributing water could be specified in such a way that interaction and common decision making among owners would be reduced to low or negligible levels.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Watershed Management
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 14:57
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2011 14:57
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