Economic assessment of on-farm water use efficiency in agriculture
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Published by United Nations in New York .
Written in English



  • Africa, North,
  • Africa, West


  • Irrigation efficiency -- Africa, North -- Econometric models.,
  • Irrigation efficiency -- Africa, West -- Econometric models.,
  • Irrigation efficiency -- Africa, North -- Case studies.,
  • Irrigation efficiency -- Africa, West -- Case studies.

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Edition Notes

StatementEconomic and Social Commission for Western Asia, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas.
GenreCase studies.
ContributionsUnited Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia., International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas.
LC ClassificationsS619.E34 E29 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 76 p. ;
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3353020M
LC Control Number2004377146

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2. Water is essential for every form of life, for all aspects of socio-economic development, and for the maintenance of healthy ecosystems. While there are sufficient freshwater resources at the global level to enable continued agricultural and industrial development, the long-term sustainable use of water. Downloadable! Addressing water use efficiency in the Middle East is challenging due to the geopolitical complexity, climatic conditions and a variety of managerial issues. Groundwater is the dominant water resource for Palestinians, while aquifers are shared with their neighbours. We assessed in this study the efficiency of the agricultural water use in Jericho, which we defined as the Water.   However, the impact on farm economics will likely be the strongest incentive to adopt cover crops. These impacts can include farm profits, cash crop yields or both. This paper provides a review of cover-crop adoption, production, risk and policy considerations from an economic perspective. The specific objectives of this paper are to assess the economic and environmental impacts of different water-harvesting techniques in Jordan's Badia region. Cost benefit analysis (CBA) was used.