Water and Sustainable Agriculture

  • Iván Francisco García-Tejero
  • Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo
  • José Luis Muriel-Fernández
  • Carmen Rocío Rodríguez-Pleguezuelo

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Agriculture book series (BRIEFSAGRO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Iván Francisco García-Tejero, Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo, José Luis Muriel-Fernández, Carmen Rocío Rodríguez-Pleguezuelo
    Pages 1-94

About this book

Introduction

Irrigated agriculture, a vital component of general agriculture, supplies fruits, vegetables, and cereals consumed by humans and grains fed to animals. Consequently, agriculture is the largest user of fresh water globally, and irrigation practices in many parts of the world are biologically, economically, and socially unsustainable. Water management should balance the need for agricultural water and the need for a sustainable environment. Water-use efficiency is the prime challenge in worldwide farming practices where problems of water shortages are widespread. Currently, agriculture is undergoing significant changes in innovative irrigation, fertilizer technology, and agronomic expertise. These elements constitute a vital platform for sustainable agricultural success and for preventing environmental damage. This review presents several processes linked to environmental irrigation, balancing environmental protection with improved agricultural production.

Keywords

Agricultural Water Use Climate Change Deficit Irrigation Land Management Sustainable Agriculture

Authors and affiliations

  • Iván Francisco García-Tejero
    • 1
  • Víctor Hugo Durán-Zuazo
    • 2
  • José Luis Muriel-Fernández
    • 3
  • Carmen Rocío Rodríguez-Pleguezuelo
    • 4
  1. 1.Producción Ecológica y Recursos NaturaleIFAPA Centro “Las Torres- Tomejil”Alcalá del RíoSpain
  2. 2.Producción Ecológica y Recursos NaturaleIFAPA Centro “Las Torres- Tomejil”Alcalá del RíoSpain
  3. 3.Producción Ecológica y Recursos NaturaleIFAPA Centro “Las Torres- Tomejil”Alcalá del RíoSpain
  4. 4.Suelos y RiegosIFAPA Centro “Camino de Purchil”GranadaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2091-6
  • Copyright Information Iván Francisco García-Tejero 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2090-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2091-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-808X
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-8098
  • About this book