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Title The state of the world's land and water resources for food and agriculture : managing systems at risk.

Published Abingdon : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Earthscan, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store FA  13979    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xxiii, 285 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 260 - 279) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Executive summary -- The challenge of land and water -- Land and water for sustainable intensification -- Meeting the challenges - business as usual is not enough -- Conclusion -- 1.Status and trends in land and water resources -- The present status of land and water -- Land and water resources in rainfed agriculture -- Land and water resources in irrigated agriculture -- Forests, rangelands, inland fisheries and aquaculture -- Agricultural demand towards to 2050 -- Implications for irrigated agriculture -- Implications for rainfed agriculture -- Conclusions -- 2.Socio-economic pressures and institutional set-up -- Socio-economic dependency on land and water -- Basic systems of allocation -- Policy responses to date -- Institutional approaches and performance -- Environmental consequences of past policy choices -- Investments in land and water -- International cooperation on land and water -- Conclusions -- 3.Land and water systems at risk --
Contents note continued: Growing competition for land and water -- Degradation of land and water: impacts and causes -- Anticipated impacts of climate change -- Systems at risk -- Conclusions -- 4.Technical options for sustainable land and water management -- Improving rainfed productivity -- Managing soil health and fertility -- Soil moisture management for rainfed areas -- Integrated approaches to improving productivity in rainfed systems -- Sourcing water for irrigated agriculture -- Modernizing irrigation systems -- Increasing on-farm water productivity -- Managing environmental risks associated with intensification -- Land and water approaches in view of climate change -- Prospects for implementation -- 5.Institutional responses for sustainable land and water management -- The overall policy environment -- Securing access to land and water resources -- Defining national strategies -- The role of knowledge -- Strengthening international partnerships --
Contents note continued: Enhancing international cooperation and investment -- Lessons for the future -- 6.Conclusions and main policy recommendations -- Ensuring sustainable production in major land and water systems -- Policies and strategies for sustainable land and water management -- Reforming international cooperation in land and water management -- Looking ahead -- Annexes -- A1.Country groupings used -- A2.Environmental externalities associated with irrigated agriculture -- A3.Country programmes for sustainable land management -- A4.Core land and water indicators by country or region.
Other author Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Subject Natural resources.
Water-supply, Agricultural.
Sustainable agriculture.
ISBN 9781849713269 (cased)
184971326X (cased)
9781849713276 (paperback)
1849713278 (paperback)
9789251066140 (FAO : pbk.)
9251066140 (FAO : pbk.)