Farm Water and Rural Poverty Reduction in Developing Asia

  title={Farm Water and Rural Poverty Reduction in Developing Asia},
  author={M ichelle Lipton},
The study on ‘‘pro-poor intervention strategies in irrigated agriculture in Asia’’ by Hussain (2005) shows that, in 26 major and medium-size canal irrigation schemes in Asia, irrigated areas average 20% lower poverty than adjacent rainfed areas; gains are more with pro-poor management of water for farming (PPMWF) and where distribution of farmland or farm water is more equal. These findings, and the measured endorsement of participatory irrigation management (PIM) of these schemes, look robust… CONTINUE READING
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