SpringerBriefs in Agriculture

Water and Sustainable Agriculture

Authors: García-Tejero, I.F., Durán-Zuazo, V.H., Muriel-Fernández, J.L., Rodríguez-Pleguezuelo, C.R.

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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.

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“Garcķa-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)

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Water and Sustainable Agriculture

    García-Tejero, Iván Francisco (et al.)

    Pages 1-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water and Sustainable Agriculture
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Agriculture
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Iván Francisco García-Tejero
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2091-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2091-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-2090-9
Series ISSN
2211-808X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 94
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
Topics