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Women in irrigation
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Full document
Abstracts and references from a literature review of women in irrigation. Useful, early material on women in irrigation includes references from 'grey', low circulation, literature.
Bagenholm, C and Chancellor, F, 1996. Women in irrigation - literature review. HR Wallingford, UK. Report no OD/TN 80. 102pp.
Women in irrigation:
Case studies of schemes in the Gambia, Kenya and South Africa
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12 case studies from the Gambia, Kenya and South Africa are used to determine the role of women in irrigated farming. Quantitative and qualitative data are presented and country specific summaries provided.
Chancellor, F, 1996. Women in Irrigation: Case studies of Schemes in the Gambia, Kenya and South Africa. HR Wallingford, UK. Report no OD/TN 82. 39pp.
Developing the skills and participation of women irrigators:
Experiences from smallholder irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa
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The effectiveness of smallholder irrigation in using water efficiently and in generating income is severely limited by women irrigators' lack of empowerment. Examples are drawn from Gambia, Kenya and South Africa. Shortcomings and successes of the past are discussed and recommendations made for improved approaches.
Chancellor, F, 1997. Developing the skills and participation of women irrigators: Experiences from smallholder irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa. HR Wallingford, UK. Report no OD135. 15pp.
Gender sensitive irrigation design:
Guidance for small holder irrigation development. Parts 1- 6
Output summary
Full document - Part 1
Full document - Part 2
Full document - Part 3
Full document - Part 4
Full document - Part 5
Full document - Part 6

Part 1 synthesises the project lessons and presents recommendations on farmer participation and design considerations. Parts 2-4 describe the research and outputs for each country - Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. Part 5 addresses the gender issues associated with use of pumps, and part 6 details participatory dicussions in Zimbabwe.
Chancellor, F; Hasnip, N and O’Neill, D, 1999. Gender sensitive irrigation design: Guidance for smallholder irrigation development (Part 1). HR Wallingford, UK. Report no OD143. 58pp.
"Don't get lazy" - awareness-raising materials
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The story, poster and discussion guide are a suite of materials that aim to encourage farmer groups and extension staff to look at the problems of their own schemes in an analytical way. The materials are designed to be used in group situations, and are particularly useful among farmers with mixed literacy abilities. The story is simple to read, easily memorised and lends itself to dramatisation.

The discussion guide, to be used in conjunction with the story and posters, assists community leaders, agricultural extension agents and development trainers to organise group sessions. The guide encourages discussion about the key irrigation and management issues raised and provides additional information about irrigation management and marketing in a lively straightforward style.

Biswas-Benbow, I. and Chancellor, F, 2001. "Don’t get lazy", story, poster and discussion guide. HR Wallingford, UK.