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Improving agricultural water productivity: Between optimism and caution
In its broadest sense, water productivity (WP) is the net return for a unit of water used. Improvement of water productivity aims at producing more food, income, better livelihoods and ecosystemExpand
Groundwater: a global assessment of scale and significance
In Molden, David (Ed.). Water for food, water for life: a Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. London, UK: Earthscan; Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water ManagementExpand
Pathways for increasing agricultural water productivity
In Molden, David (Ed.). Water for food, water for life: a Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. London, UK: Earthscan; Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water ManagementExpand
Abiotic stress and water scarcity: Identifying and resolving conflicts from plant level to global level
Irrigated crops are increasingly facing water scarcity and other forms of abiotic stress, including the presence of salts and other pollutants in soil and irrigation water, waterlogging and floodingExpand
Water Productivity in Agriculture: Limits and Opportunities for Improvement
A water productivity framework for understanding and action economics of water productivity in managing water for agriculture the concept of efficiency in water resources management and policy riceExpand
Ensuring food security via improvement in crop water productivity
In many parts of the world, water scarcity is increasing, and many people see reducing the amount of water for agriculture as one way to make more water available for cities and industries, and alsoExpand
Unlocking the water potential of agriculture
All statistical evidence confirms that agriculture is the key sector for water management, now and in the next decades. Nevertheless, the rural water development sector fails at present to getExpand
Agricultural use of marginal-quality water— opportunities and challenges
Millions of small-scale farmers around the world irrigate with marginal-quality water, often because they have no alternative. There are two major types of marginal-quality water: wastewater fromExpand
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