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Farmers' motivation for collective action in irrigation: a statistical approach applied to the Office du Niger in Mali

Vandersypen Klaartje, Bastiaens L., Traoré A., Diakon Birama, Raes Dirk, Jamin Jean-Yves. 2008. Farmers' motivation for collective action in irrigation: a statistical approach applied to the Office du Niger in Mali. Irrigation and Drainage, 57 (2) : pp. 139-150.

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Abstract : This paper provides a statistical approach to evaluate the prospects of farmers' water management using survey data from the Office du Niger irrigation scheme in Mali. In the Office du Niger, irrigation management transfer made farmers responsible for water management at the tertiary level. This transfer was a part of broader institutional and economic reforms, which have opened up economic opportunities. Using this approach, it can be shown that farmers are diversifying their income at the expense of agricultural activities and rice farming in particular. This trend brings along an increased employment of wage labourers, who have water management among their tasks. It appears, however, that wage labourers are far less motivated to cooperate with fellow farmers, which might jeopardize the prospects for farmers' water management. Based on the analysis, some policy recommendations are formulated. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Gestion des eaux, Irrigation, Méthode statistique, Périmètre irrigué, Oryza

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Mali, Niger

Classification Agris : P10 - Water resources and management
F06 - Irrigation

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Vandersypen Klaartje, KUL (BEL)
  • Bastiaens L., KUL (BEL)
  • Traoré A.
  • Diakon Birama
  • Raes Dirk, KUL (BEL)
  • Jamin Jean-Yves, CIRAD-ES-UMR G-EAU (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0001-8540-7317

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