Water and Sustainable Agriculture by Iván Francisco García-TejeroWater and Sustainable Agriculture by Iván Francisco García-Tejero

Water and Sustainable Agriculture

byIván Francisco García-Tejero, Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo, José Luis Muriel-Fernández

Paperback | August 3, 2011

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Irrigated agriculture, a vital component of general agriculture, supplies fruits, vegetables, and cereals consumed by humans and grains fed to animals. Consequently, agriculture is the largest user of fresh water globally, and irrigation practices in many parts of the world are biologically, economically, and socially unsustainable. Water management should balance the need for agricultural water and the need for a sustainable environment. Water-use efficiency is the prime challenge in worldwide farming practices where problems of water shortages are widespread. Currently, agriculture is undergoing significant changes in innovative irrigation, fertilizer technology, and agronomic expertise. These elements constitute a vital platform for sustainable agricultural success and for preventing environmental damage. This review presents several processes linked to environmental irrigation, balancing environmental protection with improved agricultural production.
Title:Water and Sustainable AgricultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:99 pagesPublished:August 3, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400720904

ISBN - 13:9789400720909

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From the reviews:"Garcka-Tejero and colleagues . present a good review of the benefits and risks of agricultural water use, and potential strategies to improve agricultural sustainability through greater water use efficiency. . It is current and amply referenced . . Specialists will appreciate the research update this review offers . . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above." (M. K. Bomford, Choice, Vol. 49 (8), April, 2012)