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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.
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.