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Evolution of irrigation in South and Southeast Asia

Randolph Barker

Evolution of irrigation in South and Southeast Asia

by Randolph Barker

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Published by Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture in Colombo .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRandolph Barker and François Molle.
SeriesComprehensive assessment research report -- 5
ContributionsMolle, François., International Water Management Institute., Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (Program)
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 45 p. ;
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16277928M
ISBN 109290905603
LC Control Number2006454862

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Evolution of irrigation in South and Southeast Asia by Randolph Barker Download PDF EPUB FB2

Evolution of publicly managed irrigation in South and Southeast Asia. Issues Colonial Era Cold W ar Era New Era of Globalization ( to ) ( to ) ( onward). Evolution of Irrigation in South and Southeast Asia Randolph Barker and François Molle Introduction Over 60 percent of the world’s irrigated area is in Asia.

Approximately two thirds is devoted to cereal grain production, rice and to a lesser extent wheat. The irrigated area has expanded rapidly over the past half century through the.

The wide topographical diversity of Southeast Asia has greatly influenced its history. For instance, Mainland Southeast Asia with its continuous but rugged and difficult terrain provided the basis for the early Khmer and Mon civilisations.

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Southern and Eastern Asia. The Mainland Southeast Asia and South Asia countries use on average 92 and 91 percent respectively of their withdrawal for agriculture while Maritime Southeast Asia countries use 79 percent and East Asia countries use only 65 percent.

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The empirical case studies presented in this chapter provide applicability and usefulness of those frameworks in varying contexts.