Despite its great importance, there are surprisingly few economic studies of the impact of climate on agriculture and how agriculture can adapt under a variety of conditions. This book examines 22 countries across four continents, including both developed and developing economies. It provides both a good analytical basis for additional work and solid results for policy debate concerning income distributional effects such as abatement, ...
Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe Workshop was held in the context of a decreasing inland capture fisheries and aquaculture production in all of the Central Asian countries. Inland capture fisheries and aquaculture are potentially important sources of food, income and employment for many of them. The Workshop aimed to build awareness among policy-makers, administrators and representatives of the irrigation and fishery sectors on the need
Series: FAO Water ReportsIf irrigated production is to make a significant contribution to food security and economic growth in Sub Saharan Africa, it will have to be re-structured across the region as a whole. This is the main conclusion of a study undertaken by FAO to analyse the drivers of demand for irrigated production in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Steeply rising commercial food import bills for staple crops across SSA are indicative
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 irrigation around the turn of the tewnty-firts century as a percentage of the total area on a
Series: FAO Water ReportsThe present water report is the final product emanating from efforts by FAO, IWMI and others to document and understand the implications of the irrigation sector embarking on a wide reform process. It is intended to be a knowledge synthesis document that captures the global experiences emerging from a wide-reaching process targeting the reform of the irrigation sector. This study indicates that irrigation manage
Series: FAO Irrigation and Drainage PapersThis publication describes the MASSCOTE methodology, illustrated by several applications in Asia. MASSCOTE is a comprehensive methodology for analysing the modernization of canal operation. The aim is to enable experts to work together with users in determining improved processes for cost-effective service-oriented management. It is based on previous tools and approaches widely used in Asia by F
This is an updated and expanded new edition (formerly Water Pumping Devices), surveying the water-lifting technologies that are available and appropriate for smallholdings. It examines the costs and general suitability of the different technologies to enable farmers and policy makers to make informed choices.More than one billion people still do not have access to safe drinking water, and almost two billion people suffer from diseases arising ...
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical Papers(Reprint; first edition in 2004) This Fisheries Technical Paper is a companion to the Report of the FAO Expert Consultation on the Use of Irrigation Systems for Sustainable Fish Production in Arid Countries of Asia (FAO Fisheries Report No. 679, ISBN 92-5-104832-0). The consultation was held at Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 25 to 29 September 2001 The document brings together twelve papers that review th
Series: FAO Water ReportsGeneral consensus among policy-makers in the developing world and aid agencies is that the lack of capacity is constraining the development of irrigated agriculture. Although this concern is not new, it is now receiving much attention in the irrigation and drainage world where it is becoming an issue in its own right rather than being embedded in infrastructure investment projects. This publication contains a sy
The FAO Production Yearbook is a compilation of statistical data on basic agricultural products for all countries and territories of the world. This yearbook includes data series on area, yield and production of crops; on livestock numbers and products; and on population, land use, irrigation and farm machinery, for the years 1999-2002. It also gives total and per caput index numbers that highlight trends in food and agricultural production ...
This yearbook includes data series on area, yield and production of crops; on livestock numbers and products; and on population, land use, irrigation and farm machinery, for the years 1998-2000. It also gives total and per caput index numbers that highlight trends in food and agricultural production across all countries and continents for the years 1989-2000. The data are disseminated to serve the needs of scholars, economists, policy-makers, ...
The FAO Production Yearbook is a compilation of statistical data on basic agricultural products for all countries and territories of the world. This yearbook includes data series on area, yield and production of crops; on livestock numbers and products; and on population, land use, irrigation and farm machinery, for the years 1999-2001. It also gives total and per caput index numbers that highlight trends in food and agricultural production ...
Series: Non-series TitlesPhocaides, A. Irrigated agriculture has been an extremely important source of food production over recent decades. Food requirements will increase in future, while global water resources are limited. Therefore, making the best use of water for agriculture and improving irrigation efficiency are prerequisites for the future. Shifting from surface irrigation to pressurized irrigation will contribute substanti
Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThere are a number of irrigation guidelines available worldwide from various national and international institutions and organizations. Such guidelines cover different irrigation topics in varying degrees of quantity and quality. The individual user may have difficulty in both identifying which guidelines to consult for specific tasks and in accessing them. The objective of this CD
Seminar summary report, Cordoba, Spain, 1999This summary report outlines the seminar approach and the problems relating to the development of irrigation, summarises key papers and working group reports, provides an account of field visits, and lists the main seminar recommendations.
Series: Non-series TitlesThe International Programme for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage (IPTRIP) aims to enhance the standard of irrigation and drainage research and development in and by developing countries, giving due regard to the needs of the environment. Its main objectives are to improve technology and management in order to increase the production of food and agricultural commodities, enhance food security an
Series: FAO Irrigation and Drainage PapersThe main objective of this publication is to analyse the performance of pressurized irrigation systems operating on-demand (also under other conditions) and to provide revised criteria for the design of such irrigation networks. For this purpose, new approaches and a computer tool (COPAM) have been developed. Calculation examples have been included to demonstrate the procedures and facilitate th