Table 1. Share of irrigation water used by different farm types in two villages of the Lingmuteychu watershed

 

Typology
Land holding (ha)
Water share
Income source
Management choice
% Farms (n = 49)
Farmer category





Limbukha
(n = 33)
Dompola
(n = 16)

Type I: Small independent specialized commercial farms
1.2–1.5
Full flow of canal
Potato and vegetables
Mechanization, fertilizer, and pesticides
35
2
Thruelpa
Type II: Small independent specialized part-commercial family farm
0.3–2.4
Half of Thruelpa’s share
Potato and vegetable
Manual and animal power, chemical fertilizer
16
10
Cheep
Type III: Small semi-subsistence or part-commercial family farms
0.15–1.4
Half of Cheep’s share
Potato, vegetables, off-farm, dairy
Manual and animal power
8
20
Chatro
Type IV: Small subsistence oriented farma
0–0.6
No share
Off farm
Share cropping, manual
8
0
Lhangchu