Year 2018, Volume , Issue , Pages 229 - 239 2018-12-31

The Contribution of Farmers to Irrigation Management for Agricultural Production in The Red River Delta Vietnam
The Contribution of Farmers to Irrigation Management for Agricultural Production in The Red River Delta Vietnam

Hai Ninh NGUYEN THI [1] , Philippe LEBAILLY [2] , Mau Dung NGUYEN [3]

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In the Red River delta Vietnam, farm performance is dependent on the availability of water provided by public irrigation. With a well constructed irrigation system, farmers can increase their income by cultivating three crops per year. Hence participating in irrigation system management is necessary to improve their living. The aims of this paper are to examine the contribution of farmers to irrigation control for sustainable agricultural production. By analyzing primary data which is collected from the survey of 60 farm households, we discover that irrigation management in this delta consists of several activities such as canals dredging, damaged canals repairing, checking the flow of water in canals and water pumping. In general, farmers contribute to these activities in two ways either in cash or working days. Around 70 percent of farmers contribute money to canal dredging and repairing annually, the rest are poorer so they support by their working days. Our regression model indicates that household income, the contribution of their neighbors, and frequency of attending social events in the community are main factors which statistically significant affect on farmers’ contribution. Therefore, promoting the contribution of farmers to irrigation management is an appropriate policy that needs to be implemented.

In the Red River delta Vietnam, farm performance is dependent on the availability of water provided by public irrigation. With a well constructed irrigation system, farmers can increase their income by cultivating three crops per year. Hence participating in irrigation system management is necessary to improve their living. The aims of this paper are to examine the contribution of farmers to irrigation control for sustainable agricultural production. By analyzing primary data which is collected from the survey of 60 farm households, we discover that irrigation management in this delta consists of several activities such as canals dredging, damaged canals repairing, checking the flow of water in canals and water pumping. In general, farmers contribute to these activities in two ways either in cash or working days. Around 70 percent of farmers contribute money to canal dredging and repairing annually, the rest are poorer so they support by their working days. Our regression model indicates that household income, the contribution of their neighbors, and frequency of attending social events in the community are main factors which statistically significant affect on farmers’ contribution. Therefore, promoting the contribution of farmers to irrigation management is an appropriate policy that needs to be implemented.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Agricultural, Engineering
Journal Section Research
Authors

Author: Hai Ninh NGUYEN THI (Primary Author)
Institution: University of Liege
Country: Belgium


Author: Philippe LEBAILLY
Institution: University of Liege
Country: Belgium


Author: Mau Dung NGUYEN
Institution: Vietnam National University of Agriculture
Country: Vietnam


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APA NGUYEN THI, H , LEBAILLY, P , NGUYEN, M . (2018). The Contribution of Farmers to Irrigation Management for Agricultural Production in The Red River Delta Vietnam. SDÜ Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi, (), 229-239. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/sduzfd/issue/40528/449762
MLA NGUYEN THI, H , LEBAILLY, P , NGUYEN, M . "The Contribution of Farmers to Irrigation Management for Agricultural Production in The Red River Delta Vietnam". SDÜ Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi (2018): 229-239 <http://dergipark.org.tr/sduzfd/issue/40528/449762>
Chicago NGUYEN THI, H , LEBAILLY, P , NGUYEN, M . "The Contribution of Farmers to Irrigation Management for Agricultural Production in The Red River Delta Vietnam". SDÜ Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi (2018): 229-239
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ISNAD NGUYEN THI, Hai Ninh , LEBAILLY, Philippe , NGUYEN, Mau Dung . "The Contribution of Farmers to Irrigation Management for Agricultural Production in The Red River Delta Vietnam". SDÜ Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi / (December 2019): 229-239.