Water-Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in U.S. Arid/Semiarid Lands

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Publisher: University Press of the Pacific

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  • Agriculture & Farming,
  • Technology,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Agriculture - General,
  • Technology / Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages424
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    Open LibraryOL8425018M
    ISBN 101410221474
    ISBN 109781410221476

Agricultural production in the arid Southwest is heavily dependent upon water for irrigation. If current trends of water use continue, the amount of water available to agriculture in the year will only meet approximately 50% of the needs of currently available irrigated crop land. Development of new crops with low irrigation needs is of highest priority. U.S. Natural Gas Availability: Conventional Gas Supply Through the Year (September ) An Assessment of Maritime Trade and Technology (October ) Water-Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in U.S. Arid/Semiarid Lands (October ) International Competitiveness in Electronics (November ). The problems associated with unstable shifting cultivation and tropical monocultures, together with the need to improve productivity on degraded and resource-poor lands, have prompted farmers, researchers, and agricultural development officials to search for more sustainable agricultural and land use systems suitable for the humid tropics. U.S. Dairy Industry at a Crossroad: Biotechnology and Policy Choices (May ) Using Desalination Technologies for Water Treatment (March ) Water-Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in Arid/Semiarid Lands: Selected Foreign Experience (May ).

The contributors showcase vital lessons learned from research, field projects and best-practice examples. They address the integrated use of rainwater harvesting management with landscape restoration practices and water-, and climate-smart agriculture for food security and poverty alleviation in arid and semi-arid areas. _____ occurs when the productive potential of arid or semiarid land falls by 10% or more. Desertification. Encourage sustainable agricultural practices. Which of the following is not one of the three primary crops that feed the world? U.S. consumers spend more of their income on food than do people in the developing world. agriculture from the current level of 7, km 3 to 12, to 13, km3 in Additionally, water availability is expected to be less reliable in arid and semi-arid areas due to climate change, which is expected to increase intra-annual variability in precipitation and increased severity and frequency of droughts. How does land use change. In Zimbabwe, rain fed agriculture is a major source of livelihood for most small-holder farmers located in semi-arid regions of the country (Kahinda, .

Enhancing agricultural productivity and rural incomes through sustainable use of natural resources in the semi-arid tropics. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 92, – Google Scholar. Finally, agriculture has a major role to play in the sustainable management of natural resources and the adaptation to, and mitigation of climate change which is already affecting the livelihoods of many people, especially the most vulnerable. 4. Agriculture is the largest water user worldwide, accounting for 70 percent of total freshwater. Optimising the crop planting pattern often achieves a more sustainable water use in arid and semi-arid regions (Davis et al., a(Davis et al.,, . Abstract PROJECT SUMMARY Title: Sustainable water resources for irrigated agriculture in a desert river basin facing drought and competing demands: From characterization to solutions. Rationale.. The Middle Rio Grande basin from Elephant Butte reservoir to the entrance of the Rio Conchos from Mexico is a highly managed system with competing demands.

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A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "assesses existing and emerging water-related technologies for their ability to support long-term productivity of arid/semiarid agricultural plants and animals in the context of institutional factors, water supply/use relationships, and the characteristics of the renewable natural resource base on which agriculture.

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of Docs.,   The global significance of agricultural research and development on arid/semiarid lands is underscored by the fact that as much as 20 percent of the Earth's surface is arid and semiarid, containing nearly 16 percent of the world's population.

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The region is characterized. Water-Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in the U.S. Arid and Semiarid Lands certain instream values by reserving water for this purpose. Oregon, one of the first States to recognize instream values, created a Water Policy Review Board in with powers to set minimum peren-nial streamflows sufficient to support aquatic life.

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This book examines the problems and opportunities involved in man's use of semi-arid areas. The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed.

Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics). Water-related technologies for sustainable agriculture in U.S. arid/semiarid lands. U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment OTA-F Pawluk, R.R., Indigenous knowledge of soils and agriculture at Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico.

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Senate, and the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Ninety-fourth Congress, first session. Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farming in Arid and Semiarid Lands January - May "The manuscript is an edited volume which consists of twelve chapters by multiple scholars of arid lands agriculture in the American Southwest and Northwest Mexico.

Its goal is to inspire further research and advance the current understanding of traditional agriculture in arid lands, in both the past and the present"--Provided by publisher. The International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC) works to achieve research and development, educational and training initiatives, demonstration projects, workshops, and other technology transfer activities applied to the development, management, restoration, and reclamation of arid and semiarid lands in the U.S., Israel, and elsewhere in the world.

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Nonetheless, given that a sustainable income for farmers in semi-arid areas is a challenge that was solved in the past, but one that goes unresolved in the present, the archaeological record from the Southwest can be helpful in identifying alternative strategies for adaptation.

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Even CAM plants in semi-arid areas may have opportunity costs in terms of lost agricultural potential but an alternative approach to bioenergy may allow the food value of land. Water-Related Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in US. Arid/Semiarid Lands. This report, prepared by the Office of Help Update Our Mailing List Please check: Technology Assessment, assesses existing and emerging water-related technologies for their ability to sup-port long-term productivity of arid and semiarid agricultural plants and.

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Department of Agriculture. PNW A .Dryland farming and dry farming encompass specific agricultural techniques for the non-irrigated cultivation of d farming is associated with drylands, areas characterized by a cool wet season (which charges the soil, with virtually all the moisture that the crops will receive prior to harvest) followed by a warm dry season.

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