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Title:Peasant participation in district water planning: an example from Machakos District, Kenya
Author:Tiffen, MaryISNI
Book title:Les politiques de l'eau en Afrique: développement agricole et participation paysanne
Year:1985
Pages:363-375
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:popular participation
farmers
water management
Abstract:Machakos is a semi-arid area in Kenya and water supply was projected as the main component of the development programme. This paper is concerned mainly with inadequacies in the participatory planning mechanisms. The design of the programme was influenced by three development concepts: integration, decentralisation and participation. Possible conflicts among the three concepts were not realised. The need for personnel from outside to be briefed on existing social and political institutions was also not realised. - Notes, schemes, tab.
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