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Water Productivity in Agriculture: Limits and Opportunities for Improvement

Series: Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series Volume: 1

Edited By: JW Kijne, R Barker and D Molden

352 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Jan 2003 | #137713 | ISBN: 0851996698
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NHBS Price: £99.99 $128/€118 approx

About this book

Focusing on both irrigated and rain-fed agriculture, this book gives a state of the art review of the limits and opportunities for improving water productivity in crop production. It demonstrates how efficiency of water use can be enhanced to maximize yields.


Contents

A water productivity framework for understanding and action; economics of water productivity in managing water for agriculture; the concept of efficiency in water resources management and policy; rice production in water-scarce environments; managing saline and alkali water for higher productivity; opportunities for increasing water productivity of CGIAR crops through plant breeding and molecular biology; world water productivity - current situation and future options; improving water productivity through deficit irrigation - examples from Syria, North China Plain and Oregon, USA.


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