|Author||Badawy, H. A.|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science|
|Subject Keyword||Exchange Irrigation Water Farmer Egypt ♦ Study Area ♦ Water Trading ♦ Water Conservation ♦ Farmer Sample ♦ Actual Water Trading ♦ Focus Group ♦ Administrative Mean ♦ Surface Water ♦ Farafra Oasis ♦ Social Custom ♦ Different Water Resource ♦ Flexible Mechanism ♦ Crop Productivity ♦ Informal Water Trading ♦ Positive Impact ♦ Water Resource Water Right ♦ Crop Production ♦ Gender Issue ♦ Water Management ♦ Land Holding ♦ Water Distribution Dispute|
|Abstract||Some forms of water trading are practiced between farmers in Egypt to get an efficient and flexible mechanism to allocate water than administrative means. A Study of such practice was conducted in order to find its impact on water management, water conservation and crop production. This study has included two areas, where informal water trading is practiced. The study included also two different water resources, surface water in Fayom and groundwater in Farafra Oasis. A questionnaire was prepared, and two focus groups were held, one in Fayoum and the other in Farafra. The questionnaire has covered all aspects relating to water resources water rights, land holding, gender issues, institutions and regulations, and social customs … etc. The farmer ’ s sample was 114 persons, of which 56 from Fayoum and 58 from Farafra. The paper presents data and information obtained from the questionnaire and the actual water trading practiced in the study area. Conclusions showed that water trading has positive impact on water conservation, increased crop productivity and help to minimize water distribution disputes and conflicts among farmers. It proved that trading was not based on money in the study area|
|Educational Role||Student ♦ Teacher|
|Age Range||above 22 year|
|Education Level||UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study|
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