Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of management transfer of irrigation scheme in Düzce valley located in Western Black Sea Region of Turkey

Selçuk ÖZMEN
  • Selçuk ÖZMEN
  • Department of Biosystem Engineering, University of Düzce, 81620, Düzce, Turkey
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  •  Accepted: 24 February 2014
  •  Published: 28 February 2014


Management transfer of Düzce irrigation scheme was evaluated using appropriate performance indicators and the effects of farmers' opinions on water using and agricultural effectiveness. The results of the analysis indicated that the transfer process was not useful for farmers generally. Transfer management had no effect on sufficiency, equality, and irrigation time. However, maintenance of irrigation channels has gone better even though yet to be improved. Transfer affected management interest in the farmers' wish and suggestion positively, and farmers trusted the irrigation association. But, it is still needed that irrigation association should work on water distribution in the district. The irrigation association should repair the existing ones and construct new irrigation and drainage channel in the scheme network and organize meetings how to increase higher performance of irrigation management for farmers.

Key words: Irrigation, irrigation system performance, irrigation management transfer, Düzce irrigation scheme.