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Impacts of Management Turnover in Two Irrigation Districts in Colombia

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dc.contributor.author Vermillion, Douglas L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Garces-Restrepo, Carlos en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:32:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:32:10Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-07-10 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-07-10 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/782
dc.description.abstract "This paper assesses the impacts of the transfer of management for two irrigation districts in Colombia from a government agency to farmer water users associations. Changes in governance and management roles, responsibility and rights are defined and related to incentives of the water users to achieve certain performance objectives. Since the transfer in 1976, the financial viability of the districts has improved primarily through increased water charges, sideline revenues and reductions in staff. Farmer-elected boards revised operational procedures and cropping patterns, which supported an enlargement of service area with the same water. A complete inventory of canals and structures documented that the schemes have been reasonably well maintained by the districts. Gross value of agricultural output has risen well ahead of inflation. The total cost of irrigation has declined relative to both cost of production and gross value of output. The paper also presents survey data on perspectives of farmers, irrigation staff and agency officials." en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.title Impacts of Management Turnover in Two Irrigation Districts in Colombia en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Colombia en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Voices from the Commons, the Sixth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 5-8, 1996 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Berkeley, CA en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US

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