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Title:Managing irrigation in isolated environments: a case study of Action Blé-Diré, Mali
Author:Moris, Jon R.ISNI
Book title:African regional symposium on small holder irrigation: 5-7 September 1984, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Geographic term:Mali
Abstract:This paper describes the managerial problems which resulted when USAID decided to support the Malian Government's Action Blé-Diré in introducting diesel pumpsets for irrigated wheatgrowing in a remote area of northern Mali. Repeatedly the project was unable to insure timely planning, adequate fuel and effective mechanical services. Key factors which contributed to the low efficiency were: farmer's lack of understanding of the importance of maintenance, the lack of an in-country parts' supplier and the difficulty of arranging logistic and service support to villages in isolated settings. Ref.