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Title:An assessment of the interest and capacity of households to undertake irrigated vegetable production
Author:Hall, DavidISNI
Year:1995
Pages:38
Language:English
Geographic term:Lesotho
Subjects:irrigation
vegetables
rural households
Abstract:Irrigation in Lesotho has a poor history. However, new approaches pioneered by the Small Scale Irrigated Vegetable Project (SSIVP), run by the Ministry of Agriculture with funding from the European Union, which began operations in July 1988, have proved somewhat more successful. In order to determine the attitudes of field owners towards participation in a new irrigation scheme for the Masianokeng and Ha Motloheloa area, located 10 kilometres south of Maseru along the banks of the Phuthiatsana River, projected to start in 1995, the SSIVP commissioned Sechaba Consultants in December 1994 to conduct a baseline socioeconomic and attitudinal study. This report presents the methods used in the study and the findings. It includes data on field owners' production, marketing and management preferences, and their expectations. Freedom of choice, reliable water supply, good management, good scheme committees, and timely inputs emerged as critical issues.