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The Land–Water–Food Nexus: Expanding the Social–Ecological System Framework to Link Land and Water Governance

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dc.contributor.author Klümper, Frederike
dc.contributor.author Theesfeld, Insa
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-11T13:43:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-11T13:43:56Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10480
dc.description.abstract "Besides looking at land and water nexus from the ecological, hydrological or agronomic angle, not much attention has been paid on the governance interface between the two agricultural input resources. Likewise, in widely used heuristic frameworks, such as the social–ecological system (SES) framework, governance interactions between resources are not sufficiently addressed. We address this gap empirically, using the case of Tajikistan, based on a farm household survey analysis of 306 farmers. The results indicate that land system variables contribute to the willingness to cooperate in irrigation management. Specifically, formal land tenure has a positive effect on farmers paying for water as well as on the likelihood of their investing time and effort in irrigation infrastructure, which is decisive for Tajikistan’s food and fiber production. Irrigation system variables show that, e.g., being an upstream user increases the likelihood to contribute to labor maintenance efforts. We further discuss how decisions with respect to the land sector could be designed in the future to facilitate cooperation in other resource sectors. From a conceptual perspective, we suggest that the SES framework can be expanded in two ways in order to serve an integrated analysis of changes in the governance of two natural resources, here land and water. Either (1) by adding a second-tier 'governance nexus' variable inside the governance variable of an irrigation system; or (2) by adding a land resource unit and system outside the irrigation system. Trade-offs of both options will be discussed." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject social-ecological systems en_US
dc.subject governance en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.title The Land–Water–Food Nexus: Expanding the Social–Ecological System Framework to Link Land and Water Governance en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Tajikistan en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop 6 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 19-21, 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Indiana University, Bloomington en_US


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