Amount of labour available
Especially to operate sprinkler requires skilled labour, more labour to more pipes from place to place
Both quantity and quality of water should be adequate for the method chosen as drip and sprinkler irrigation requires clean HO2
Type of Soil;
Furrow irrigation method may not be ideal in sandy soils that have very high drainage rate.
Food irrigation is only suitable where land is leveled/flat
Capital; Some methods require a lot of capital to install them e.g Drip and sprinkler irrigation
Type of crop:
Some crops require more HO2 than others e.g Paddy rice ie flood irrigation only recommended.
Economic viability of the enterprise
The irrigation method that requires a lot of income should be used only if the enterprise yields more profits e.g at Kakira Sugarcane