Introduction: Panda or Hydra? The untold stories of drip irrigation

M. Kuper, J.P.J.N. Venot, M.Z. Zwarteveen

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The introduction to this book sets out to question why the belief that drip irrigation is a promising technology to save water, modernise agriculture and help the poor remains powerfully intact, despite growing evidence of more contrasted field situations. It pleads for going beyond these narratives to understand the multiple realities of drip irrigation-in-use. This allows showing that drip irrigation is not only a technology but part of broader societal and environmental changes. Unravelling these untold stories raises questions about the accountability and responsibilities over these changes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDrip Irrigation for Agriculture
Subtitle of host publicationUntold Stories of Efficiency, innovation and Development
EditorsJean-Philippe Venot, Marcel Kuper, Margreet Zwarteveen
Place of PublicationOxon
ISBN (Electronic)9781315537146
ISBN (Print)9781138687073
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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