agricultural land water Books

  • Global map of irrigation areas (version 4.o.1) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMIn global studies related to water use, food production or climate change, knowing the location of irrigate agriculture is important in order to assess better the impact of water use on the available water resources. The Global map of irrigation areas shows the amount of area equipped for ...

  • International technical workshop (An). Investing in sustainable crop intensification: The case for improving soil health

    Integrated Crop Management # 6This publication is a report of a Workshop that brought together people from a wide range of institutions - farmers, researchers, extensionists, policy makers, donors - from 40 countries who share a common concern about the non-sustainability of ways in which farm land is now being used and who are convinced that this ...

  • Prospects for Saline Agriculture

    Saline land is a resource capable of significant production. Recent advances in research in breeding for salt tolerance in wheat, biotechnology in rice, and selection and rehabilitation of salt-tolerant plants are of economic importance in arid/saline conditions.This book gives some practical approaches for saline agriculture and afforestation, ...

  • Summary of world food and agricultural statistics 2003 (En)

    This report shows a broad range of statistics pertaining to world food and agriculture. It presents, where appropriate, the differences between developed and developing countries, continents and regions. It is hoped that managers and policy-makers dealing with international issues relating to food and agriculture will find the tables useful. The ...

  • Agricultural Development Policy. Concepts and Experiences (En)

    'Agricultural Development Policy: Concepts and Experiences' , prepared under the aegis of the Policy Assistance Division of FAO, presents a fresh and comprehensive look at agricultural development policy. It provides a clear, systematic review of important classes of policy issues in developing countries and discusses the emerging international ...

  • Livestock's long shadow. Environmental issues and options (En)

    This report aims to assess the full impact of the livestock sector on environmental problems, along with potential technical and policy approaches to mitigation. The assessment is based on the most recent and complete data available, taking into account direct impacts, along with the impacts of feed crop agriculture required for livestock ...

  • Biosaline Agriculture and Salinity Tolerance in Plants

    The availability of freshwater for agricultural use is declining in many areas of the world. This is the reason for the increasing use of lower quality or of saline water for crop production. Prolonged use of saline water severely affects the irrigated soils, which contributes to the global land degradation process and has direct impact on biomass ...

  • Agro-MAPS. A global spatial database of subnational agricultural land-use statistics (CD-ROM) (English)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROM(Updated: June 2006) This CD-ROM contains recent statistics on crop production, area harvested and crop yields, aggregated by subnational administrative districts, for more than 130 countries, in seven geographic regions (Africa, Asia, Near East in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, North ...

  • Grasslands of the World

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesThis book brings together information on the contrasting characteristics, condition, present use and problems of the world's main natural grasslands. Since grassland is commercialized through the grazing animal, particular attention is paid to the livestock production systems associated with each ...

  • Syrian agriculture at the crossroads (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Policy and Economic Development SeriesThis publication presents a review of past and current agricultural policies in the Syrian Arab Republic. Part One illustrates the conditions and the contribution of the agriculture sector to the national economy. Part Two examines the economics of the main subsectors in agriculture; ...

  • Managing Agricultural Landscapes

    The “Managing Agricultural Landscapes for Environmental Quality: Strengthening the Science Base” workshop was one of a series of activities the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) has undertaken in support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP). The purpose of CEAP can be ...

  • Training modules on Conservation Agriculture. CD-ROM (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media SeriesConservation Agriculture aims to conserve, improve and make more efficient use of natural resources through integrated management of available soil, water and biological resources combined with external inputs. It contributes to environmental conservation as well as to enhanced and sustained ...

  • Drought Management on Farmland

    At last, integrated management of drought on farms is dealt with in one comprehensive book. Although drought is a highly variable, near-universal natural phenomenon which has repercussions on a country's water and food supplies and many other sectors of the economy, there are many ways of avoiding, resisting and mitigating the effects of ...

  • Rural Planning from an Environmental Systems Perspective

    This book synthesizes knowledge from several fields that are crucial to sustainable rural development: the physical environment, biological and agricultural production, rural sociology and economics. It takes a systems perspective incorporating systems analysis, landscape analysis and soil, water, and land planning. Rural Planning from an ...

  • Agriculture as a Mimic of Natural Ecosystems

    This book critically examines the idea that the sustainability of agriculture could be improved by mimicking the structure and processes occurring in natural ecosystems. Researchers from around the world present comparative studies of multi-species farming systems, natural ecosystems and conventional agriculture. Case studies from Europe, ...

  • Drought-resistant soils. Optimization of soil moisture for sustainable plant production (+ CD-ROM) (English)

    Series: FAO Land and Water BulletinsUnder low and variable rainfall conditions, efficient soil moisture management is a good way for improving water-use efficiency. Recognizing the importance of soil moisture, an electronic conference was organized to identify, describe, discuss and promote actions that will assist farmers to improve water-use ...

  • Conservation Agriculture...when agriculture is profitable and sustainable. - Agricultura de Conservación...cuando la agricultura es rentable y sosteni

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM contains detailed information and literature about Conservation Agriculture to improve the knowledge base of those interested in this concept of sustainable agriculture. It will provide technical staff as well as policy-makers with information and arguments that will help to ...

  • Water Requirements for Irrigation and the Environment

    Irrigated agriculture produces about 40% of all food and fibre on about 16% of all cropped land. As such, irrigated agriculture is a productive user of resources; both in terms of yield per cropped area and in yield per volume of water consumed. Many irrigation projects, however, use (divert or withdraw) much more water than consumed by the crop. ...

  • Development and Management of Irrigated Lands in Tigray, Ethiopia

    Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world. It is characterised by famine as a result of high population pressure, resource base degradation, and insufficient rainfall for rainfed agriculture. On the other hand, it is endowed with a huge annual water resource potential of about 110 billion cubic metres, a potentially irrigable land of ...

  • Managing Organic Matter in Tropical Soils: Scope and Limitations

    Soil organic matter is a reservoir for plant nutrients, provides water-holding capacity, stabilizes soil structure against compaction and erosion, and thus determines soil productivity. All agriculture to some degree depends on soil organic matter. It has long been known that soil organic matter declines when land is taken into cultivation, and ...

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