Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2018AR402B

Overcoming adoption barriers to promote surface water irrigation in the Arkansas Delta Region

Institute: Arkansas
Year Established: 2018 Start Date: 2018-03-01 End Date: 2019-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $9,920 Total Non-Federal Funds: $20,385

Principal Investigators: Kent Kovacs

Abstract: Focus group sessions will further the efforts in persuading producers to convert to surface water irrigation. The focus groups will seek to involve producers in the Arkansas Delta region. The aim of these sessions is to gain insight on the views of farmers regarding the finding of the irrigation survey. The focus groups will give further opportunity to understand and mitigate the barriers to the use of surface water for irrigation.