Increasing water-use efficiency in rice production: farm-level perspectives uri icon

abstract

  • This paper describes the components of water use in rice-based production systems and identifies water used during land preparation, and seepage and percolation during crop growth as important sources of water 'loss' from the system. Strategies for increasing farm-level water-use efficiency are discussed, including the problems of up-scaling from on-farm to system-level water savings. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • 1999
  • 1999