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Water productivity in agriculture: limits and opportunities for improvement.

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This book presents a state of the art review of the limits and opportunities for improving water productivity in crop production, focusing on both irrigated and rain-fed agriculture. It provides concepts, methodologies, constraints and examples drawn from a wealth of experience from developing and developed countries. It demonstrates how efficiency of water use can be enhanced to maximize yields. The book represents the first in new series of volumes resulting from the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, a research programme conducted by the CGIAR's Future Harvest Centres, the FAO of the United Nations and partners worldwide. It will be of significant interest to those working in areas of soil and crop science, water management, irrigation and development studies.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) A water-productivity framework for understanding and action. Author(s): Molden, D. Murray-Rust, H. Sakthivadivel, R. Makin, I.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Economics of water productivity in managing water for agriculture. Author(s): Barker, R. Dawe, D. Inocencio, A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 37) The concept of efficiency in water-resources management and policy. Author(s): Seckler, D. Molden, D. Sakthivadivel, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 53) Rice production in water-scarce environments. Author(s): Tuong, T. P. Bouman, B. A. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 69) Managing saline and alkaline water for higher productivity. Author(s): Tyagi, N. K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 89) Water productivity under saline conditions. Author(s): Kijne, J. W.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 103) Opportunities for increasing water productivity of CGIAR crops through plant breeding and molecular biology. Author(s): Bennett, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 127) Management of drought in ICRISAT cereal and legume mandate crops. Author(s): Serraj, R. Bidinger, F. R. Chauhan, Y. S. Seetharama, N. Nigam, S. N. Saxena, N. P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 145) Water productivity in rain-fed agriculture: challenges and opportunities for smallholder farmers in drought-prone tropical agroecosystems. Author(s): Rockström, J. Barron, J. Fox, P.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 163) World water productivity: current situation and future options. Author(s): Cai, X. M. Rosegrant, M. W.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 179) Improving water productivity in the dry areas of West Asia and North Africa. Author(s): Oweis, T. Y. Hachum, A. Y.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 199) Efficient management of rainwater for increased crop productivity and groundwater recharge in Asia. Author(s): Wani, S. P. Pathak, P. Sreedevi, T. K. Singh, H. P. Singh, P.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 217) Water productivity in forestry and agroforestry. Author(s): Ong, C. K. Swallow, B. M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 229) Water productivity and potato cultivation. Author(s): Bowen, W. T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 239) Rice-wheat cropping systems in the Indo-Gangetic plains: issues of water productivity in relation to new resource-conserving technologies. Author(s): Hobbs, P. R. Gupta, R. K.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 255) Land and water productivity of wheat in the Western Indo-Gangetic plains of India and Pakistan: a comparative analysis. Author(s): Intizar Hussain Sakthivadivel, R. Upali Amarasinghe
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 273) Reform of the Thai irrigation sector: is there scope for increasing water productivity? Author(s): Molle, F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 289) Upscaling water productivity in irrigated agriculture using remote-sensing and GIS technologies. Author(s): Bastiaanssen, W. Mobin-ud-Din Ahmad Zubair Tahir
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 301) Improving water productivity through deficit irrigation: examples from Syria, the North China Plain and Oregon, USA. Author(s): Zhang HePing

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2003
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996691
  • Record Number
  • 20033158263