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World Bank 
The overall goal of this report is to give strategic focus to implementation of the agricultural water management (AWM) components of the corporate strategies. Its specific objectives are to set out the changing context of demand and supply for agricultural water; to identify the policy, institutional, and incentive reform options that will accelerate productivity improvements and pro-p ...
SUBJECT: irrigation infrastructure; groundwater depletion; irrigated land; water scarcity; irrigation water
You, Liang Zhi [2008-06]
In Sub-Saharan Africa, rainfall is highly variable and, in many places, plainly in sufficient. Although irrigation has the potential to boost agricultural yields by at least 50 percent, food production in the region is almost entirely rain-fed. The irrigated area, extending over 6 million hectares, makes up just 5 percent of the total cultivated area, compared to 37 percent in Asia and 1 ...
SUBJECT: basins; irrigation infrastructure; irrigated land; small dams; runoff irrigation
[Energy-saving technology of irrigation of open-ground vegetable crops and equipment set for its realization]
Samosyuk, V.G. et al. 
For the maintenance of the stable high yielding capacity of open-ground vegetable crops it is necessary to apply the energy-saving technology of the artificial directional irrigation of soils. In the conditions of the decentralized water supply for the effective water supply to the irrigation tools there were developed the easily transportable devices: compression-ignition engine and dismounta ...
SUBJECT: riego; aspersores; equipment performance; belarus; tuberia
POSTED TO: Ovoshchevodstvo (Belarus) [0201-8411]
World Bank 
The Government of Uzbekistan is aware that the irrigation and drainage infrastructure constructed under the Former Soviet Union - serving some 4.3 million hectare of cultivable land for agriculture as well as many villages for drinking water - is in urgent need of repair and/or rehabilitation. Also, given multiple competing demands of investment project proposals (as many as 180) on the ...
SUBJECT: basins; water distribution systems; irrigation infrastructure; irrigated land; investment decisions
Merkle, R. et al. [2012-02]
The purpose of this report on enhancing the role of women in water user associations in Azerbaijan is to provide guidance for mainstreaming gender in irrigation management projects in Azerbaijan and in the wider Caucasus and Central Asian regions in order to foster efficient and equitable development in irrigation management. The paper is divided in three chapters. Chapter one sets the ...
SUBJECT: irrigation infrastructure; gender neutral; biological differences; irrigation water; water distribution
Meinzen-Dick, Ruth et al. [1995-06]
The irrigation sector provides a rich source of experiences and lessons in user participation. Participation by farmers in system design and management helps to ensure the sustainability of the system, reduce the public expenditure burden, and improve efficiency, equity and standards of service. Mobilizing support at all levels and establishing the participatory process, however, involv ...
SUBJECT: irrigated land; irrigation; drainage sector; farmer organization; irrigation systems
Stern, P.H. et al. 
SUBJECT: irrigation goutte a goutte; sistemas de riego; furrow irrigation; bombas; irrigation
Merriam, J.L. et al. [apr1979]
Reprint of 1978 ed.
SUBJECT: riego por aspersion; irrigation goutte a goutte; irrigation par aspersion; sistemas de riego; furrow irrigation
Petkov, P., Institute of Melioration and Mechanization et al. 
In view of the agro-climatic conditions in most regions of the country the adoption by agriculture of good practices for irrigation of agricultural crops with the use of appropriate water and energy saving technologies, techniques and irrigation regimes, organization and management of irrigation process, is of key importance and is a core prerequisite for the creation of effective and competit ...
SUBJECT: irrigation systems; riego; agua de riego; irrigation goutte a goutte; riego por aspersion
POSTED TO: Agricultural Engineering (Bulgaria) [0037-1718]
Rieul, L. et al. 
SUBJECT: riego por aspersion; irrigation goutte a goutte; dosis de riego; irrigation par aspersion; riego localizado