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Title:The roles of governmental and non-governmental organisations and international agencies in small holder irrigation development
Author:Underhill, H.W.
Book title:African regional symposium on small holder irrigation: 5-7 September 1984, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
small farms
Abstract:This paper attempts to review some of the issues of small holder irrigation development in Africa in relation to the roles that external agencies can play, that is to say, agencies external to the small holders themselves. The primary responsibility for aiding the development of small holder irrigation falls on the national government. This may be assisted by local and national Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the developing countries themselves, with support in some cases from external NGOs. Bilateral aid between governments may also be positive. International technical agencies with world-wide experience can be helpful. However, large-scale investment agencies and banks probably have little role to play. Ann., ref., sum.