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Record number 1662056
Title The art of irrigation : the development, stagnation and redesign of farmer-managed irrigation systems in northern Portugal
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Adri van den Dries
Author(s) Dries, A. van den
Publisher [S.l. : s.n.]
Publication year 2002
Description VIII, 353 p
Description 1 online resource (VIII, 353 p)
Notes Met samenvatting in het Engels, Portugees en Nederlands. - Met lit. opgshow all notes
Proefschrift Wageningen
ISBN 9058087115
Tutors Ploeg, Prof. Dr. Ir. J.D. van der
Graduation date 2002-10-15
Dissertation no. 3285
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In Northern Portugal, smallholders have constructed, operated, maintained and improved their systems over the centuries. These systems are characterised by labour-intensive practices and are an outstanding example of skill-oriented technology. The context in which they operate has changed dramatically in the last decades as a consequence of migration and public interventions aimed at modernising agriculture. This book describes and analyses these systems in their context and the processes which affects their functioning. Finally, the book provides a repertoire of redesign built on the internal logic of the use of these systems, adapting them to the changing context which is particularly characterised by labour scarcity.

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Keyword(s) irrigation systems / development / stagnation / irrigation / management / water management / farmers / portugal
Categories Land Development (General) / Irrigation
Publication type PhD thesis
Language English
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