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Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems in the Changed Context : Proceedings of the Second International Seminar Held on 18 - 19 April 2002, Kathmandu, Nepal

Edited by Prachanda Pradhan and Upendra Gautam, Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems Promotion Trust, 2002, pbk, xiv, 479 p, photographs, tables, figs, ISBN : 9993332836, $72.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems in the Changed Context : Proceedings of the Second International Seminar Held on 18 - 19 April 2002, Kathmandu, Nepal/edited by Prachanda Pradhan and Upendra Gautam

Contents: I. Seminar Initiation: 1. Welcome address/Rajan Subedi. 2. Theme of the seminar/Prachanda Pradhan. 3. FMIS Promotion Trust in 2000-2002/Upendra Gautam. 4. Closing remarks/Trilokya Nath Upraiti. II. Key note speeches: 1. How farmer managed irrigation system build social capital to outperform agency managed systems that rely primarily on physical capital/Elinor Ostrom. 2. Understanding and utilizing the softer aspects of 'software' for improving irrigation management/Norman Uphoff. 3. Farmer managed irrigation systems and subsistence agriculture in Nepal/Robert Yoder. III. Trust supported activities: 1. Formation of new Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems and their dynamism/Min Bikram Malla Thakuri, Tej Prasad Subedi, Ajay Chandra Lal and Rupa Lamichhane. 2. Recrafting the role of education for FMIS knowledge promotion/Lakshmi Narayan Choudhari and Hari Krishna Shrestha. 3. Sub-watershed study in Khadgabhanjyang, Nuwakot/Shiva Kumar Sharma. 4. Inventory of Irrigation Systems in Kathmandu District, Nepal/Shambhu Prasad Dulal and Prachanda Pradhan. 5. Irrigation systems in the highlands of Nepal: examples from Tila River of Jumla District/Devi Dutta Devkota and Prachanda Pradhan. 6. Water users associations towards diversified activities/Prachanda Pradhan and Upendra Gautam. IV. Research findings on FMIS in the changed context: 1. Farmer participation in Rajapur irrigation rehabilitation project: from confidence to confusion/Duman Thapa. 2. Public interventions and changing irrigation institutions/Dhruba Panta. 3. Assessing the performance of Garmer Managed Irrigation System: an evidence from Hakra 4R Distributory, Southern Punjab, Pakistan/Naeem Akhtar, Abdul Hamid and Mian Abdul Wahid. 4. Irrigation technology and devolution of water management tasks/Umesh Nath Parajuli. 5. Contribution of irrigation to sustaining rural livelihoods/John Skutsch. 6. Gender and policy on FMIS in the changed context/Pranita Bhushan Udas. 7. Competing for water: the implications for agriculture in viewing water as an economic good/Synne Movik. 8. A study of river water economics of two villages in borders of two states in South India/A.V. Ramana Charyulu. 9. Managing water for irrigation as a common property resource: a proposal for the ethnographic study of irrigators in anthropology/Laya Prasad Uprety. 10. Intervention in Montane Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems of Thailand and Vietnam: how participatory and dynamic are the process?/Ganesh P. Shivakoti. 11. Indigenous knowledge and practices in Shringighaat Simuniya Saatgaon Irrigation System/Shishir Prasad Aryal. V. Country reports: 1. Hill irrigation in Valais (Swiss Alps.): recent evolution of common property corporations/Emmanuel Reynard. 2. Irrigation management transfer experience of Lao people's democratic republic/Phalasack Pheddara. 3. Some experiences and lessons on the role of community in participatory irrigation management in Tuyen Quang Province, Vietnam/Nguyen Xuan Tiep. 4. Country report on FMIS in Cambodia/Sona Chy, Mao Sannay, Te Ouvkim, Sin Vuthy and Pang Peng. 5. Reflections on Bangladesh: guidelines for participatory water management (2000)/Dirk R. Frans. 6. Irrigation privatization and role of shallow tubewells in the context of smallholder rice farming in Bangladesh/Tofazzal Hossain Miah. VI. Final session: 1. Panel discussion on future directions for FMIS/Charles L. Abernethy, Norman Uphoff, Linden Vincent, Surya Nath Upadhyay. 2. Vote of thanks/Lava Raj Bhattarai. Annexes.

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