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Title:The practice of smallholder irrigation: case studies from Zimbabwe
Editors:Manzungu, EmmanuelISNI
Zaag, Pieter van derISNI
City of publisher:Harare
Publisher:University of Zimbabwe Publications
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:small farms
Abstract:This book on the current state of smallholder irrigation in Zimbabwe is based on case studies from nine formal and three informal irrigation schemes. It is the result of multidisciplinary research conducted under the auspices of the Zimbabwe Programme on Women's Studies, Extension, Sociology and Irrigation (Zimwesi), a joint venture between the University of Zimbabwe and the Wageningen Agricultural University. Contents: Continuity and controversy in smallholder irrigation (Emmanuel Manzungu and Pieter van der Zaag); Challenges of independence: managing technical and social worlds in a farmer-managed irrigation scheme (Nyasha Matsika); Contradictions in standardization: the case of block irrigation in smallholder schemes in Zimbabwe (Emmanuel Manzungu); Wielding water in unwilling works: negotiated management of water scarcity in Nyanyadzi irrigation scheme, winter 1995 (Alex Bolding); Whose water? Interlocking relations and struggles over water in Nyamaropa irrigation scheme (Dumisani Magadlela); Who feeds the children? Gender ideology and the practice of plot allocation in an irrigation scheme (Carin Vijfhuizen); Juggling with land, labour and cash: strategies of some resilient smallholder irrigators (Rekopantswe Mate); The water acts in the Nyachowa catchment area (Pieter van der Zaag and Niels Röling); Farmer-initiated irrigation furrows: observations from the Eastern Highlands (Alex Bolding, Emmanuel Manzungu and Pieter van der Zaag).