Skip to main content
Top

2019 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Role of the Participatory Management in Improvement of Water Use in Agriculture

Authors : Sayed A. Abd El-Hafez, Abdelazim M. Negm

Published in: Conventional Water Resources and Agriculture in Egypt

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Activate our intelligent search to find suitable subject content or patents.

search-config
loading …

Abstract

Engagement of the stakeholders, fairness, and transparency are among the basic rules of the governance. Egypt started in 1986 to develop its irrigation systems via the so-called irrigation development project to apply the governance rules on the level of small irrigation called mesqa and on the level of branch canal too. To engage all stakeholders in the irrigation and agriculture system in Egypt, several water user associations were developed, and the farmers were trained. Demonstration irrigation canals owning to WUAs is being used to apply the activities of on-farm water management to demonstrate the benefits of good agriculture practices (GAP) to them. The final aim is to apply the best irrigation and agricultural practices to improve the productivity, incomes, and livelihood of WUAs that accomplished as a result of participatory management which increases agricultural production, water saving, and water productivity that reflects on national domestic production improvement performance. Different important aspects including legal status of water user associations on the branch canal, operation and maintenance of the sub-branch in partnership with water user associations, organizing (roles, responsibilities, and authorities) of water user associations to the branch canal, and training/technology transfer/communications and financial aspects are considered while applying the participatory irrigation management system. This participatory management model as an active cooperation between citizens and the governmental department is better achieved with close engagement of various agencies of Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) and Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR) with the farmers. This chapter presents the success story of the participatory management system which was achieved through the implements of the irrigation development project and beyond.

Dont have a licence yet? Then find out more about our products and how to get one now:

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 102.000 Bücher
  • über 537 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Nachhaltigkeit
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe
  • Versicherung + Risiko

Jetzt Wissensvorsprung sichern!

Springer Professional "Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 67.000 Bücher
  • über 390 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Nachhaltigkeit
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe




 

Jetzt Wissensvorsprung sichern!

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 67.000 Bücher
  • über 340 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Versicherung + Risiko




Jetzt Wissensvorsprung sichern!

Literature
1.
go back to reference MWRI (1997) A study on developing a revised integrated land and water plan. December 1997. Report No. 24, Agricultural Policy Reform Program (APRP-RDI Unit) MWRI (1997) A study on developing a revised integrated land and water plan. December 1997. Report No. 24, Agricultural Policy Reform Program (APRP-RDI Unit)
2.
go back to reference MWRI (1997) The land tenure policy study, December 1997, Report No. 21, Agricultural Policy Reform Program (APRP-RDI Unit) MWRI (1997) The land tenure policy study, December 1997, Report No. 21, Agricultural Policy Reform Program (APRP-RDI Unit)
3.
go back to reference Barakat E (1995) Irrigation service strategy for sustainable water users associations. Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources. Irrigation Improvement Project (IIP), Egypt Barakat E (1995) Irrigation service strategy for sustainable water users associations. Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources. Irrigation Improvement Project (IIP), Egypt
4.
go back to reference MWRI (1984) Improving Egypt’s irrigation system in the old lands, final report made by Colorado State University and MPWWR for Water Use and Management Project (EWUP), March, Egypt MWRI (1984) Improving Egypt’s irrigation system in the old lands, final report made by Colorado State University and MPWWR for Water Use and Management Project (EWUP), March, Egypt
5.
go back to reference Bakhoum R, Barakat E (1999) Private water user associations, farmers participation and cost recovery issues. Workshop on framer’s participation, Advisory Panel Project (APP), April 10, 1999. Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources-Cairo, Egypt Bakhoum R, Barakat E (1999) Private water user associations, farmers participation and cost recovery issues. Workshop on framer’s participation, Advisory Panel Project (APP), April 10, 1999. Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources-Cairo, Egypt
6.
go back to reference Gholamrezai S, Sepahvand F (2017) Farmers’ participation in water user association in western Iran. J Water Land Dev. Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Warsaw, 2017; © Institute of Technology and Life Sciences (ITP) in Falenty Gholamrezai S, Sepahvand F (2017) Farmers’ participation in water user association in western Iran. J Water Land Dev. Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Warsaw, 2017; © Institute of Technology and Life Sciences (ITP) in Falenty
7.
go back to reference The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (2016) Impact of water users associations on water and land productivity, equity and food security in Tajikistan, baseline report, May 2016 The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (2016) Impact of water users associations on water and land productivity, equity and food security in Tajikistan, baseline report, May 2016
8.
go back to reference The International Water Management Institute IWMI and IFAD (2012) Water Users Associations in the NEN Region, IFAD interventions and overall dynamics, final report The International Water Management Institute IWMI and IFAD (2012) Water Users Associations in the NEN Region, IFAD interventions and overall dynamics, final report
9.
go back to reference Zhang L, Heerink N, Dries L, Shia X (2013) Water users associations and irrigation water productivity in northern China. Ecol Econ 95:128–136 CrossRef Zhang L, Heerink N, Dries L, Shia X (2013) Water users associations and irrigation water productivity in northern China. Ecol Econ 95:128–136 CrossRef
10.
go back to reference Sangle S (2016) Role of water users association in management, operation and maintenance of irrigation systems in India, 2nd world irrigation forum (WIF2), 6–8 November 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand Sangle S (2016) Role of water users association in management, operation and maintenance of irrigation systems in India, 2nd world irrigation forum (WIF2), 6–8 November 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand
11.
go back to reference MWRI (1998) National policy for drainage water reuse. Agricultural Policy Reform Program (APRP), Water Policy Reform Activity, Report No 8, June 1998 MWRI (1998) National policy for drainage water reuse. Agricultural Policy Reform Program (APRP), Water Policy Reform Activity, Report No 8, June 1998
12.
go back to reference MWRI (1999) Establishment of branch canal water user associations in the Egyptian irrigation system. Agricultural Policy Reform Program (APRP), Report No. 17 (main document), June 1999. Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) MWRI (1999) Establishment of branch canal water user associations in the Egyptian irrigation system. Agricultural Policy Reform Program (APRP), Report No. 17 (main document), June 1999. Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI)
13.
go back to reference Abd El-Aziz Y (1996) Irrigation and drainage development in Egypt-government policy and commitment towards a participatory approach for solving irrigation and drainage constraints. Workshop on Participatory Management of Irrigation and Drainage System-Cairo, March 1996 Abd El-Aziz Y (1996) Irrigation and drainage development in Egypt-government policy and commitment towards a participatory approach for solving irrigation and drainage constraints. Workshop on Participatory Management of Irrigation and Drainage System-Cairo, March 1996
14.
go back to reference Abu-Zeid M (1992) Water resources assessment for Egypt. In: Abu-Zeid M, Seckler D (eds) Roundtable on Egyptian water policy, conference proceedings. Water Research Center, Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources, Cairo, Egypt and Winrock International, Arlington, VA, USA CrossRef Abu-Zeid M (1992) Water resources assessment for Egypt. In: Abu-Zeid M, Seckler D (eds) Roundtable on Egyptian water policy, conference proceedings. Water Research Center, Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources, Cairo, Egypt and Winrock International, Arlington, VA, USA CrossRef
15.
go back to reference Yacoub S (1998) Local Water Board in the Fayoum. Paper presented to the APP works on Farmer’s participation. Cairo, 10 April 1998. Southern Egypt Development Project; National Water Research Center; Ministry of Public Works & Water Resources; Arab Republic of Egypt, May 1998, Cairo, Egypt Yacoub S (1998) Local Water Board in the Fayoum. Paper presented to the APP works on Farmer’s participation. Cairo, 10 April 1998. Southern Egypt Development Project; National Water Research Center; Ministry of Public Works & Water Resources; Arab Republic of Egypt, May 1998, Cairo, Egypt
16.
go back to reference Cardinalli RJ (2000) MWRI policy development for establishing secondary level organizations of water users. Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation; irrigation improvement sector-workshop on water user federations, April, 5, 2000. Port Said, Egypt Cardinalli RJ (2000) MWRI policy development for establishing secondary level organizations of water users. Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation; irrigation improvement sector-workshop on water user federations, April, 5, 2000. Port Said, Egypt
17.
go back to reference OWSOM (1999) On-Farm Water and Soil Management (OWSOM) Project. Inception report-January 1999. CIDA Project number H344/18921 in Cooperation with the Government of Egypt OWSOM (1999) On-Farm Water and Soil Management (OWSOM) Project. Inception report-January 1999. CIDA Project number H344/18921 in Cooperation with the Government of Egypt
18.
go back to reference Abd El-Hafez SA (2001) Agricultural activities related to water management and farmers participation workshop on agriculture in 2001, NWRP Project, Cairo, July 2001 Abd El-Hafez SA (2001) Agricultural activities related to water management and farmers participation workshop on agriculture in 2001, NWRP Project, Cairo, July 2001
19.
go back to reference Abd-El-Hafez SA, Sharshar HAH (2001) Educational effects of demonstration aggregates and fields (winter season, 2000/2001) on farmers at Dakalt and Manayfa canals in Kafr El-Sheikh. Extension report; October 2001. On-farm water management component, Irrigation Improvement Project (IIP) Abd-El-Hafez SA, Sharshar HAH (2001) Educational effects of demonstration aggregates and fields (winter season, 2000/2001) on farmers at Dakalt and Manayfa canals in Kafr El-Sheikh. Extension report; October 2001. On-farm water management component, Irrigation Improvement Project (IIP)
20.
go back to reference Abd El-Hafez SA, El-Nagar AA (2001) Educational effects of demonstration aggregates and fields (winter season, 2000/2001) on farmers at Bisintaway and Sahaly Canals in El-Behira Governorate. Extension Report; October 2001. On-farm water management components, Irrigation Improvement Project (IIP) Abd El-Hafez SA, El-Nagar AA (2001) Educational effects of demonstration aggregates and fields (winter season, 2000/2001) on farmers at Bisintaway and Sahaly Canals in El-Behira Governorate. Extension Report; October 2001. On-farm water management components, Irrigation Improvement Project (IIP)
21.
go back to reference Abd El-Hafez SA (2006) Irrigation Improvement Project (IIP), on-farm water management component (OFWM), Kafr El-Sheikh and El Behira Governorates, final report Abd El-Hafez SA (2006) Irrigation Improvement Project (IIP), on-farm water management component (OFWM), Kafr El-Sheikh and El Behira Governorates, final report
22.
go back to reference Egyptian National Commission for Irrigation and Drainage (ENCID) (2016) The best crop structure in the future achieves less consumption of water and greater economic returns in the light of the limited water, final report Egyptian National Commission for Irrigation and Drainage (ENCID) (2016) The best crop structure in the future achieves less consumption of water and greater economic returns in the light of the limited water, final report
Metadata
Title
Role of the Participatory Management in Improvement of Water Use in Agriculture
Authors
Sayed A. Abd El-Hafez
Abdelazim M. Negm
Copyright Year
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/698_2018_325