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Record number 428832
Title Improving water use efficiency in drylands
Author(s) Stroosnijder, L.; Moore, D.; Alharbi, A.; Argaman, E.; Elsen, H.G.M. van den
Source Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4 (2012)5. - ISSN 1877-3435 - p. 497 - 506.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2012.08.011
Department(s) Land Degradation and Development
Soil Science Centre
SS - Soil Physics and Land Use
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) nutrient management - soil properties - rainwater use - mulch - irrigation - reuse - conservation - environment - repellency - ethiopia
Abstract Drylands cover 41% of the global terrestrial area and 2 billion people use it for grazing and cropping. Food security is low owing to institutional and technical constraints. Absolute water scarcity and also the inability of crops to use available water are major technical issues. Significant progress has been made in identifying land management practices that improve water use efficiency in terms of more crop per drop. Examples are presented that improve infiltration and storage of rainwater, reduce evaporation losses, harvest and conserve water in the Mediterranean region and Africa and use treated waste water for irrigation. Drylands show a wide diversity and therefore, require appropriately adapted best mitigation practices and strategies.
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