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The dynamics of the relationship between household decision-making and farm household income in small-scale irrigation schemes in southern Africa

Bjornlund, Henning; Zuo, Alec; Wheeler, Sarah; Parry, Karen; Pittock, James; Mdemu, Makarius; Moyo, Martin

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Irrigation has been promoted as a strategy to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods in southern Africa. Households’ livelihood strategies within small-scale irrigation schemes have become increasingly complex and diversified. Strategies consist of farm income from rain-fed and irrigated cropping as well as livestock and an increasing dependence on off-farm income. The success of these strategies depends on the household’s ability to make decisions about how to utilize its’ financial,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/159476
Source: Agricultural Water Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2018.10.002

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