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Alternative Irrigation The Promise of Runoff Agriculture

Handbook / Manual
By: Christopher J Barrow
172 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, maps
Publisher: Earthscan
Alternative Irrigation
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  • Alternative Irrigation ISBN: 9781853834967 Paperback Dec 1999 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Introduces the techniques and strategies, as well as the challenges and the potential of Runoff agriculture, which can contribute so much to reducing land degradation and improving conservation and sustainability.


Soil and water conservation; runoff harvesting and storage; ephemeral and variable streamflow -spate, wetlands and flood agriculture; indigenous runoff agriculture - challenges and breakdown; expanding, upgrading and rehabilitating runoff agriculture; the future for runoff agriculture.

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Christopher J Burrow is senior lecturer at the School of Social Sciences and International Development, University of Wales, Swansea. He has been adviser and consultant to organizations such as the World Bank and is author of a number of books, including 'Environmental and Social Impact Assessment: An Introduction' and 'Developing the Environment: Problems and Management'.
Handbook / Manual
By: Christopher J Barrow
172 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, maps
Publisher: Earthscan
Media reviews
'An essential tool for research and teaching.' Landmark 'This book provides a fascinating ... insight into this most ancient of agricultural practices.' Biological Agriculture and Horticulture 'This excellent and very modestly priced book will serve both as an introduction and a well researched reference text on a much neglected aspect of irrigated agriculture.' Experimental Agriculture
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