Local Successes in Encouraging Participatory Irrigation Management: Policy Lessons from Indonesia
Despite decades of promotion, efforts to encourage participatory irrigation management often falter. Nowhere is this more true that on the island of Java, Indonesia where multiple programmes and millions of dollars have resulted in few effective water user associations. Even so, pockets of participatory success exist. We present findings from one locally developed water user association training programme found in Yogyakarta, Indonesia that has experienced relative success in encouraging farmer participation. We then derive policy lessons from this case.
Indonesia, irrigation, Participatory Resource Management, Water User Association
Asian Studies | Environmental Sciences | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Journal of International Development
RICKS, Jacob I., & ARIF, Sigit Supadmo.(2012). Local Successes in Encouraging Participatory Irrigation Management: Policy Lessons from Indonesia. Journal of International Development, 24(7), 946-949.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/1403