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Cover for Urban agriculture: challenges and opportunities in urban water management and planning.

Africa is urbanizing rapidly, and many unemployed or poor people are trying to produce food in urban and peri-urban areas. Many local authorities see this as high-risk food production, mainly because of the risk of use of contaminated water. However, with good planning, urban gardens can supply...

Author(s)
Wesselow, M.; Kifunda, C.; Auerbach, R.; Siebenhüner, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Increasing water-use efficiency.

This chapter discusses the emerging challenges of declining water resources and climate change in crop agriculture as well as the crop management options available to increase water productivity, i.e. through increasing water-use efficiency or through crop improvement. Also discussed are farm...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Irrigation.

This chapter provides detailed information about irrigation methods commonly used on small farms, including: irrigation decisions, water application methods, and irrigation efficiency.

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Irrigation scheduling.

This chapter discusses the goals of irrigation scheduling, irrigation water requirement, deficit irrigation, and drainage.

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrating indigenous knowledge for technology adoption in agriculture.

This chapter highlights the importance of integrating the indigenous knowledge of rice farmers into the development and extension of agricultural technologies to facilitate widespread farmer adoption and achievement of multidimensional impacts. It illustrates a few case studies where indigenous...

Author(s)
Palis, F. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable water management in smallholder farming: theory and practice.

This book with 12 chapters provides an introduction to the theoretical foundations of agricultural water management, and presents a range of basic techniques for promoting efficient water use on farms. Subjects covered include crop water requirements, soil and water conservation, rainwater...

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Key concepts.

This chapter discusses the following key concepts used in this book: water cycle, water distribution, water in agriculture, and water management planning. It is suggested that in this book, where the focus is improving water productivity on primarily rainfed smallholdings, efficiency terms are used ...

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rainwater harvesting.

This chapter describes some common rainwater harvesting techniques and provides the information necessary to choose an appropriate approach for a given context. It covers topics spanning: (1) in-field rainwater harvesting; (2) off-field rainwater harvesting; and (3) water storage structures and...

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water sources for agriculture.

This chapter addresses the character and quality of water sources commonly used to supply irrigation projects. It also introduces some water contaminants of special concern, and provides a brief overview of water-lifting devices traditionally employed on small farms.

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and agricultural water management in Developing Countries.

This book provides experiences from studies on agricultural water management under climate change as references for agriculture and irrigation planners, decision makers, researchers and students. Chapters 2 and 3 provide an overview of global assessment of climate change impacts and water...

Author(s)
Hoanh, C. T.; Johnston, R.; Smakhtin, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book

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