Impact of water user associations on agricultural productivity in Chile

This article uses combined household- and community-level data collected from the Maule Region (VII) of Chile to evaluate factors affecting the decision to participate in yearly irrigation maintenance activities, and the influence of current behavior on farm revenues. Empirical results indicate that water user association characteristics explain much of the variation in participation decisions, contribution amounts, variable input purchases, and subsequent farm revenues.

Author: 
McCarthy, Nancy
Essam, Timothy
Published date: 
2009
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
892
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