Irrigation and Cooperation: Evidence from Rural Pakistan
Faculty, Department of Economics,
In 1997, the government of Pakistan passed laws to decentralize the irrigation system and hand its management over to farmers. Dr. Chaudhry’s presentation is based on an extensive field study in rural Pakistan of the organization and collective action among farmer groups since that time. She presents information about farmer cooperation in managing irrigation systems. Dr. Chaudhry also discusses whether successful action among farmer groups has had an effect on farm-level water use efficiency.
Recorded: November 6, 2014