Adapative Management of Water Resources to Increase Agricultural Productivity
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Bezaiet Dessalegn. (31/12/2018). Adapative Management of Water Resources to Increase Agricultural Productivity.
Adaptive natural resource management involves multiple responses involving complex social, economic, and bio-physical challenges. The study looked at the evolution of water management in three villages located at the head, middle, and tail ends of a canal in Egypt over the past 10 years. Sex and age disaggregated data were collected to understand differences in perceptions, effect of major drivers, and their implications on gender roles and resource endowments. Qualitative data were collected through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) held with male, female and young farmers; and Key Informant Interviews (KII) held with relevant stakeholders. Preliminary results from our analysis identified variations in the effects of major socio-economic and bio-physical drivers of change on men, women and youth; and their subsequent effects on the adaptation strategies pursued by each group.