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Title Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture : a Sourcebook for Investment in Agricultural Water Management
Published Washington, DC : World Bank, Agriculture and Rural Development, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 334 pages)
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Overview; Chapter 1: Building Policies and Incentives; Chapter 2: Designing Institutional Reforms; Chapter 3: Investing in the Improvement and Modernization of Irrigation Systems; Chapter 4: Investing in Groundwater Irrigation; Chapter 5: Investing in Drainage and Water Quality Management; Chapter 6: Investing in Water Management in Rainfed Agriculture; Chapter 7: Investing in Agricultural Water Management in Multipurpose Operations; Chapter 8: Coping with Extreme Climatic Conditions
Summary Agricultural water management is a vital practice in ensuring reduction, and environmental protection. After decades of successfully expanding irrigation and improving productivity, farmers and managers face an emerging crisis in the form of poorly performing irrigation schemes, slow modernization, declining investment, constrained water availability, and environmental degradation. More and better investments in agricultural water are needed. In response, the World Bank, in conjunction with many partner agencies, has compiled a selection of good experiences that can guide practitioners in the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Agricultural industries -- Foreign ownership.
Irrigation water -- Economic aspects.
Irrigation water -- Management.
Irrigation -- Economic aspects.
Water in agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Water-supply, Agricultural -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Water-supply, Agricultural -- Developing countries -- Management.
Form Electronic book
Author World Bank. Agriculture and Rural Development Department.
ISBN 0821361619
0821361643 (electronic bk.)
9780821361641 (electronic bk.)