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Table 1 Number of farmers and hectares per irrigation category

From: Production risk and adoption of irrigation technology: evidence from small-scale farmers in Chile

Category N° %a Hectares % Hectares
No-irrigation 6083 83.0 4094 65.6
Irrigation 1245 17.0 2146.1 34.4
 Traditional 1175 94.4 1852.5 86.3
  Flood 417 35.5 692 37.4
  Furrow 831 70.7 1139 61.5
  Other 17 1.4 21.5 1.2
 Modern 70 5.6 293.6 13.7
  Sprinkler 53 75.7 215 73.2
  Center pivot 2 2.9 64 21.8
  Drip 8 11.4 6.6 2.2
  Micro sprinkler 7 10.0 8 2.7
  1. Source: Own elaboration based on Censual data, 2007
  2. aTraditional irrigation does not add up 100 % because some farmers adopt more than one irrigation system. Moreover, some farmers use both traditional and modern irrigation. In this case, they are defined as modern irrigators