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Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari (IAMB) - Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes (CIHEAM) 2019

Characterization of household multiple water uses and simulation of development strategies in a vulnerable rural territory of Tunisia

Saidi, Ahmed

Titre : Characterization of household multiple water uses and simulation of development strategies in a vulnerable rural territory of Tunisia

Auteur : Saidi, Ahmed

Etablissement de soutenance : Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari (IAMB) - Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

Grade : Master of science : Land and water resource management : irrigated agriculture 2019

Résumé
This research, developed under the framework of the PACTE (Adaptation to climate change of vulnerable rural territories) project funded by AFD (The French Development Agency) aims to assess and characterise water uses in the Rihana area, SidiBouzid Governorate in Tunisia. The findings will inform the planning phase on how to improve the water supply systems to better meet the population’s needs through a multiple water use system. The rapid and participatory systemic diagnosis method and the sustainable livelihood approach are the basis of the current work. The Principal Component Analysis and cluster analysis identified two typologies of households according to people’s livelihoods and their access to and uses of water. Results show that livelihoods are heavily influenced by their natural and physical capital assets while their water uses depend on irrigation practices, water consumption per livestock unit and water supply sources . Moreover, the comparison of the two typologies shows that livelihoods are heavily influenced by their access to water. Finally, the impact of an imposed water tariff on farmers’ gross margin was compared with the present situation, and results show the positive effects on vulnerable farmers and negative ones on those owning illicit private wells.

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