Intermediaries in drip irrigation innovation systems: a focus on retailers in the Saïs region in Morocco

Lejars Caroline, Venot Jean-Philippe. 2017. Intermediaries in drip irrigation innovation systems: a focus on retailers in the Saïs region in Morocco. In : Drip irrigation for agriculture: untold stories of efficiency, innovation and development. Venot Jean-Philippe (ed.), Kuper Marcel (ed.), Zwarteveen Margreet (ed.). Abingdon : Routledge, pp. 284-302. (Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management) ISBN 978-1-13-868707-3

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Abstract : This chapter focuses on the Sais area in Morocco, where drip irrigation use has boomed over the last 20 years. It describes how the extension of drip irrigation in the region was made possible by the emergence of a dynamic network of local irrigation equipment retailers who act as innovation intermediaries. It highlights how the place and role of these intermediaries has evolved with time, notably through changing patterns of relationships with other actors (farmers, public agencies, equipment importers) in the drip irrigation innovation system. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Irrigation goutte à goutte, Irrigation localisée, Matériel d'irrigation, Innovation, Changement technologique, Circuit de commercialisation, Utilisation de l'eau, Adoption de l'innovation, Eau d'irrigation

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Maroc

Classification Agris : F06 - Irrigation
E14 - Development economics and policies
E70 - Trade, marketing and distribution
N20 - Agricultural machinery and equipment

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2014-2018) - Agriculture écologiquement intensive

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Lejars Caroline, CIRAD-ES-UMR G-EAU (NCL)
  • Venot Jean-Philippe, IRD (FRA)

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