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Table 4 Number and percentage of farmers per water source and irrigation category

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

Water Source Modern irrigation Traditional irrigation Non-irrigators Whole simple
N° %a N° %a N° %a N° %a
Well 17 24.3 105 8.9 57 44.9 179 13.0
Spring 16 22.9 118 10.0 33 26.0 167 12.2
River 25 35.7 625 53.2 19 15.0 669 48.8
Stream 8 11.4 184 15.7 30 23.6 222 16.2
Seasonal regulation reservoir 1 1.4 19 1.6 0 0.0 20 1.5
Yearly regulation reservoir 2 2.9 62 5.3 0 0.0 64 4.7
Lake 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Lagoon 1 1.4 2 0.2 0 0.0 3 0.2
Other 5 7.1 93 7.9 8 6.3 106 7.7
  1. Source: Own elaboration based on Censual data, 2007
  2. aIt does not add up 100 % because some farmers have more than one water source