Field guide to improve water use efficiency in small scale agriculture

By 2030, irrigated land in developing countries will increase by 34 percent, while the amount of water used by agriculture will increase by only 14 percent. Increasing food production with less water, particularly in countries with ...

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251317600

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 80

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The role of irrigation in gearing agriculture development towards a broader economic growth is undeniable. Accordingly, irrigation is growing into key operational strategy for governments and their agencies to increase agricultural productivity, thus combatting food insecurity and boosting overall growth. While agriculture absorbs rural workforce, generates income and increases food security, it has become the most important driver in freshwater exploitation. The rapid expansion of water demand leads to the generalized phenomena of imbalance between water supply and water demand. This increasing pressure on water resources urges enhancing Water Use Efficiency. Enhancing Water Use Efficiency requires actions at all levels, from agricultural practitioners to scheme managers, and up to the policy-makers. The objective of this Field Guide is to show practical measures to improve Water Use Efficiency in small-scale agriculture based on case studies from Burkina Faso, Morocco and Uganda. The Book not only presents applicable Water Use Efficiency measures, but also guide the readers through their real-term implementation. While the Guide provides complete set of instructions to improve Water Use Efficiency in order to reach optimal irrigation practices, the successful outcome still depends on the farmers’ willingness to embrace and adopt the recommended measures. The Guide holds in evidence that farmers are often constrained by available resources to improve their practices in terms of budget, inputs or labour. In order to take these issues into account, the recommendations are limited on practical measures, which can be followed by farmers without requiring additional resources.

Illustrated Guide Book with Map to the Lands of the Manitoba North Western Railway

Another class of farmer , more or less a failure here , may be designated the ' all - eggs - in - one - basket farmer ... -very rich — the difference of value lying in improvements , location , and the presence of water and timber .

Author: Manitoba and North-Western Railway Company. Land Department

Publisher: Manitoba and North-Western Railway Land Department], 1888 (Winnipeg : Call Print. Company)

ISBN: HARVARD:HNUR2N

Category: Railroad land grants

Page: 96

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Newton County Missouri Fishing Floating Guide Book

The lower parts of the creek are relatively flat with lower gradients, and water that ... this point the creek has lots of sand and gravel bars along it and is still fairly small downstream at the low water bridge at Farm Road 2165.

Author: Jim Maccracken

Publisher: Recreational Guides

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 291

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Newton County Missouri Fishing & Floating Guide Book Over 290 full 8 ½ x 11 sized pages of information with maps and aerial photographs available. Fishing information is included for ALL of the county’s public ponds and lakes, listing types of fish for each pond or lake, average sizes, and exact locations with GPS coordinates and directions. Also included is fishing information for most of the streams and rivers including access points and public areas with road contact and crossing points and also includes fish types and average sizes. NEW NEW Now with a complete set of full sized U.S.G.S. Topographical Maps for the entire county that normally cost from $12.00 to $14.00 each but are included on the disk for FREE. These maps are complete full sized 7.5 minute series quadrangle maps in 1:24,000 scale maps. Contains complete information on Buffalo Creek Center Creek Hickory Creek Indian Creeks (F) Jones Creek and Shoal Creek (F) (F) means floatable streams and rivers

Facilitators guide book for farmers field schools

To compare the ICM plot with Farmers plot, a balance needs to be set in between ICM and FP plot and keep more rice grain in ... Survey materials: Hand net; Water pan; EYE; etc j. Light Trap h. A small board mentioning the booth no. a.

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251097328

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 48

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This document offers technical guidance in establishing and managing farmers' field schools and supporting local farmers in rice crop management, from testing soil texture and seedling preparation to water management and yield calculation.

Farm Implement News Buyer s Guide

A Classified Directory of Manufacturers of Farm and Garden Implements ... Farm Implement News Co., Chicago. The U. S. Cream Separator Holds World's Record FOR CLEAN SKIMMING waniu DEALERS ... Requires less water and consequently less ...

Author: Farm Implement News Co., Chicago

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ISBN: NYPL:33433007874617

Category: Agricultural machinery

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Hydroponics Complete Guide for Beginners

**55% OFF for Bookstores!! LAST DAYS*** Hydroponics Complete Guide for Beginners Your Customers Never Stop to Use this Awesome Book!

Author: George Wood

Publisher: George Wood

ISBN: 1667146416

Category:

Page: 172

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**55% OFF for Bookstores!! LAST DAYS*** Hydroponics Complete Guide for Beginners Your Customers Never Stop to Use this Awesome Book! When crops are grown in this way, they use up 50% less land and 90% less water when contrasted with traditional crop growing methods. However, the yields from the crops are 4 times more, and the crop growth rate is twice as fast when using hydroponics. This is possible because the crops have everything they would need, at the right concentrations. In place of the soil used in typical agriculture, the farmer or gardener roots the plants in compounds like vermiculite, clay pellets or rock wool. All substances used must be inert so that they do not introduce any new elements into the plant's environment. The solution of water and nutrients is then poured over the support material so that the plant can feed into it. There is also less reliance on fertilizers, pesticides and other potentially harmful products used in conventional agriculture. This book covers the following topics: Introduction to hydroponics Advantages and disadvantages of hydroponics Terminology used in hydroponics Equipment/things you'll need Hydroponic grow systems How to select the best plants Pest and disease control Common mistakes made and how to avoid them When crops are grown this way, they use 50% less soil and 90% less water than traditional growing methods. However, crop yields are 4 times higher and crop growth rates are twice as fast when using hydroponics. This is possible because the crops have everything they would need, in the right concentrations. Instead of the soil used in typical farming, the farmer or gardener has the plants rooted in compounds such as vermiculite, clay balls or rock wool. All substances used must be inert so that no new elements are introduced into the plant's environment. The solution of water and nutrients is then poured over the support material so that the plant can feed in it. There is also less reliance on fertilizers, pesticides, and other potentially harmful products used in conventional agriculture. Start growing your own vegetables right in your own home now.... Buy it Now and let your customers get addicted to this amazing book!

Successful Farming

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ISBN: LOC:00028851868

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Soil Water Conservation News

Copies of this book are available for $ 33.25 from Harwood Academic Publishers , P.O. Box 786 , Cooper Station , New York , N.Y. 10276 . No - Tillage Agriculture : Principles and Practices The fifth edition of this publication contains ...

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ISBN: WISC:89050698307

Category: Soil conservation

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Stark s Guide book and History of British Guiana

... Respecting Its History, Inhabitants, Climate, Agriculture, Geology, Gold Mining, Government, and Resources . ... and trenches, one hundred and sixty-two acres of swamp in front, above low-water mark, but outside the seadam, ...

Author: James Rodway

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101031885880

Category: Guyana

Page: 120

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