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dc.contributor.advisorMarsh, Dan
dc.contributor.advisorOlivia, Susan
dc.contributor.authorTran, Hanh Loi
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-14T03:28:24Z
dc.date.available2021-04-14T03:28:24Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationTran, H. L. (2020). Farmer participation and irrigation performance: A case study of Nam Thach Han irrigation system, Vietnam (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14236en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14236
dc.description.abstractThis thesis assesses the determinants of farmer participation in irrigation management and the impact of participation on irrigation quality and agricultural production in the Nam Thach Han irrigation system, Vietnam. Many governments have attempted to increase farmer participation in irrigation system management through participatory irrigation management (PIM). This approach aims to reduce government financial burdens, improve the quality of irrigation management, and in turn, enhance agricultural production. However, the results of PIM have been mixed and the factors affecting its success or failure remain a topic of much debate. Using survey data from 391 households of 11 agricultural cooperatives (ACs) in the Nam Thach Han irrigation system, this study examines (i) the factors that influence farmer participation, (ii) the impact of collective action on irrigation quality (sufficiency and timeliness), and (iii) the impact of irrigation quality on rice farming technical efficiency, while controlling for environmental factors. Four main findings emerge from this thesis. We find that (i) institutional factors at the AC level such as inclusion in the PIM project, information transparency and democratic decision-making have a positive impact on participation, but sharing second-level canals between ACs reduces participation; (ii) higher participation rates are associated with a higher probability of receiving sufficient and timely irrigation; (iii) plots and households receiving sufficient water are more likely to attain higher levels of technical efficiency and; (iv) use of household-level data can provide approximately unbiased estimates of technical efficiency provided environmental factors are controlled for. This thesis provides several contributions to the literature. Participative approaches have been widely adopted in Vietnam but this is the first empirical study to use econometric models to examine the determinants of participation and the effect of collective action on irrigation quality. This is achieved using an improved set of participation indices, constructed using principal component analysis. This thesis also provides the first analysis of the effect of sufficient and timely irrigation on rice farming technical efficiency while controlling for plot-specific environmental factors.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikato
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dc.subjectParticipation
dc.subjectIrrigation performance
dc.subjectPIM
dc.subjectCollective action
dc.subjectRice
dc.subjectNam Thach Han irrigation system
dc.subjectVietnam
dc.subject.lcshIrrigation -- Vietnam -- Management -- Econometric models
dc.subject.lcshAgriculture, Cooperative -- Officials and employees -- Vietnam -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcshFarmers -- Vietnam -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcshRural development projects -- Vietnam -- Citizen participation
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply, Rural -- Vietnam -- Management
dc.subject.lcshWater in agriculture -- Vietnam -- Management
dc.titleFarmer participation and irrigation performance: A case study of Nam Thach Han irrigation system, Vietnam
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.date.updated2021-04-14T01:10:35Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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