Rains, droughts and dreams of prosperity

Peterdina van der Molen

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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This thesis is based on research into minor irrigation systems in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka that was carried out between 1997 and 2000 in Anuradhapura District. In Anuradhapura District, there is large variation in rainfall and severe water shortages occur frequently, sometimes for several years in succession. The food and income security of the farming population is seriously affected by these droughts. This study focuses on the strategies of farmers in this area to cope with these regular droughts and which aim to increase their food and income security.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Hommes, E.W., Supervisor
  • Schulte Nordholt, N.G., Co-Supervisor
Award date3 Oct 2001
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs90-365-16544
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2001


  • METIS-200429
  • IR-38681


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