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Wageningen University (2009)

Under pressure : continuity and change in irrigation Water management in Western Mexico

Schippers, J.

Titre : Under pressure : continuity and change in irrigation Water management in Western Mexico

Auteur : Schippers, J.

Université de soutenance : Wageningen University

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 2009

Résumé
Based on a diachronical study, this thesis shows how modernisation and extension interventions in irrigated agriculture, widely advocated to produce more ‘crop per drop’ mediate ongoing power struggles at an institutional and socio-political level in Western Mexico. It also demonstrates that modernisation of irrigation infrastructure does not necessarily lead to a reduced importance of lower level field personnel (canaleros) who continue to play a pivotal role in patterning operational arrangements for water distribution.

Mots clés : irrigated farming / irrigation water / irrigation systems / socioeconomics / agricultural production / political power / water management / workers / mexico

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