Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management in Developing Countries
The book provides an analysis of impacts of climate change on water for agriculture, and the adaptation strategies in water management to deal with these impacts.
Chapters include an assessment at global level, with details on impacts in various countries. Adaptation measures including groundwater management, water storage, and small and large scale irrigation to support agriculture and aquaculture are presented. Agricultural implications of sea level rise, as a subsequent impact of climate change, are also examined.
CABI (2015) Climate Change and Agricultural Water Management in Developing Countries. [Hoanh, C., Smakhtin, V. and Johnson, R. (eds)]. CABI in association with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.