Small scale irrigation management practices: A study of fadama farming in Kwara state, Nigeria
The irrigation management practices of the fadama farmers along the Asa river in Jlorin was investigated in this study. The study revealed that the farmers are not making efficient use of their resources. There is therefore a heed for adjustment to improve efficiency and farm net income. This is important because sustainability of fadama irrigation development depends to a large extent on the efficiency of the input and extension systems in terms of continuous provision of adequate and accessible inputs. In establishing an effective small scale irrigation system, pump provision at subsidized price should be given adequate consideration as an integral part of strategy aimed at increasing productivity.