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Title:A review of some factors affecting the viability of small holder irrigation schemes in Africa
Author:Makadbo, Johannes M.
Book title:African regional symposium on small holder irrigation: 5-7 September 1984, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:small farms
Abstract:This paper discusses some of the factors that are not well dealt with by the decision-makers, planners and designers at various stages of proposed small holder irrigation development. After a reasonably successful take-off period, schemes often do fail. Such failures are often attributed to the farmers, yet often part of the truth is an overall lack of viability of the project design itself. Failures may be minimesed by the improvement of project designes. This calls for a development philossophy which is more farming systems than community oriented. Ref.