Image Database Export Citations


Managing Water for Rainfed Agriculture

Show full item record

Type: Working Paper
Author: International Water Management Institute
Date: 2010
Agency: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Series: IWMI Water Issue Brief, no. 10
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7668
Sector: Agriculture
Water Resource & Irrigation
Subject(s): agriculture
water management
food supply
Abstract: "Rainfed agriculture produces much of the food consumed by poor communities in developing countries. It accounts for more than 95% of farmed land in sub-Saharan Africa; 90% in Latin America; 75% in the Near East and North Africa; 65% in East Asia; and 60% in South Asia. Water productivity, 'the volume of crop produced per drop', tends to be low in rainfed farming systems, while losses from evaporation are high."

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Water_Issue_Brief_10.pdf 803.6Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show full item record