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Title:Human resources in African irrigation
Author:Tiffen, MaryISNI
Book title:African regional symposium on small holder irrigation: 5-7 September 1984, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Abstract:Motivated farmers and motivated managers are as essential for irrigation as suitable land and water resources. African farmers irrigate efficiently when it accords with their resources and marketing opportunities. On African schemes their is often a conflict between government and farmer objectives, high staff costs and inadequate resources for efficient operation and maintenance. There is need for more thought on the financial framework of schemes and on conditions for good management. Ref.