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Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas

Fostering the Use of Rainwater for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation, Landscape Restoration and Climate Resilience

Editors: Leal Filho, Walter, de Trincheria Gomez, Josep (Eds.)

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  • Replicates and transfers results to other countries and regions, and encourages cross-sector interactions among various stakeholders
  • Presents working principles and technical recommendations with regard to cost-efficient rainwater-smart solutions
  • Includes real-world case studies
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This book introduces state-of-the-art approaches, methods and research, focusing on smart management of rainwater. In addition, it provides an overview of projects from across the world, illustrating how rainwater-smart management has been implemented in drylands. Focusing on the scientific perspective it demonstrates how rural dryland agriculture can be improved. It also documents the wealth of rainwater-smart know-how available today, and replicates and transfers results to other countries and regions, to encourage cross-sector interactions among various stakeholders, such as practitioners from governmental and public organisations, policy- and decision-makers, and teaching staff from academic scientific institutions.

The contributors showcase vital lessons learned from research, field projects and best-practice examples. They address the integrated use of rainwater harvesting management with landscape restoration practices and water-, and climate-smart agriculture for food security and poverty alleviation in arid and semi-arid areas. Original research, combined with the contributors’ synthetic approach, lays a foundation for new concepts and ideas. Through case studies and research reports, the book discusses all the relevant issues necessary for the comprehensive analysis and successful implementation of the technologies in rainwater management.

Highlighting the working principles and technical recommendations with regard to cost-efficient rainwater-smart solutions, it is of interest to practitioners. It is also a valuable resource for academic specialists, professionals and students, since many development agencies are funding rainwater harvesting for irrigation purposes.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Preface: Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in Arid and Semi-arid Areas

    Pages 1-5

    Leal Filho, Walter (et al.)

  • Using Rainwater for Off-Season Small-Scale Irrigation in Arid and Semi-arid Areas of Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Working Principles and Best Practices

    Pages 9-36

    Trincheria Gomez, Josep (et al.)

  • Fostering Food Security and Climate Resilience Through Integrated Landscape Restoration Practices and Rainwater Harvesting/Management in Arid and Semi-arid Areas of Ethiopia

    Pages 37-57

    Woldearegay, Kifle (et al.)

  • Towards Optimizing the Performance and Cost-Effectiveness of Farm Pond Technology for Small-Scale Irrigation in Semi-arid Farming Systems

    Pages 59-76

    Ngigi, Stephen N.

  • The Promise of Flood-Based Farming Systems in Arid and Semi-arid Areas

    Pages 77-94

    Kool, Matthijs (et al.)

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eBook £103.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66239-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £131.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66238-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £129.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88203-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas
Book Subtitle
Fostering the Use of Rainwater for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation, Landscape Restoration and Climate Resilience
Editors
  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Josep de Trincheria Gomez
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66239-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66239-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66238-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88203-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 392
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour
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