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This bulletin illustrates how a river irrigation project in the Chikugo River, Kyushu Island of Japan was able to reform the irrigation and drainage systems in the area. The fundamental transformation of these systems is quite large-scale in terms of both hard facilities and institutional reorganization. It has been 7 years since the project completed its construction stage and entered operation and maintenance stage. From the traditional irrigation method, the project made possible the water level of the canal-reservoir network to become 1 m lower than what it used to be. The transformation from watery paddy field to multipurpose farmland has also enabled farmers to adopt diversified cropping system. Though the project still has several issues to resolve in terms of water management, it is expected to contribute significantly to the improvement of agricultural activities in the area.
|Journal:||Extension Bulletin - Food & Fertilizer Technology Center|
agricultural production, cropping systems, developmentprojects, diversification, drainage, drainage systems, innovationadoption, irrigation, irrigation systems, irrigation water, recycling,water management, water resources, water reuse, water use, Japan, EastAsia, Asia, Developed Countries, OECD Countries, adoption ofinnovations, water resource management, watering, Natural ResourceEconomics (EE115) (New March 2000), Policy and Planning (EE120), Aid(EE125) (New March 2000), Plant Cropping Systems (FF150), Soil WaterManagement (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002)[formerly Soil Water Management], Water Resources (PP200), SocialPsychology and Social Anthropology (UU485) (New March 2000)