Alternative Irrigation

Alternative Irrigation : The Promise of Runoff Agriculture

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An introduction to runoff agriculture - a form of agricultural irrigation - this text describes how the use of surface and subsurface water, often overlooked and wasted, enables both small farmers and commercial agriculturists to improve yields and the security of harvest, even in harsh and remote environments. The text introduces the techniques and strategies, as well as the challenges and the potential of the crucial approach, which can contribute so much to reducing land degradation and improving conversation and sustainability.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Earthscan Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Photographs, figures, tables
  • 1853834955
  • 9781853834950

Table of contents

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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Review quote

"this comprehensive introduction, by one of the world's leading experts, to this neglected and yet important form of agricultural irrigation must be welcome." -- International Agricultural Development
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