STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING WATER USE EFFICIENCY IN DRYLAND AGROECOSYSTEMS

Noreen Zahra, Muhammad Farooq, Kadambot H.M. Siddique*

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Abstract

Rainfed cultivation is under pressure in dryland agroecosystems in developing countries and is a major concern for subsistence farmers. Alternate crop management and efficient water use practices may help improve water use efficiencies (WUE) in the dryland farming systems. Here, we summarize dryland ecosystem challenges and strategies to overcome the adversities of high WUE, including rainwater harvesting, precision water management, cconservation agriculture, crop diversification, use of mulches, promotion of agroforestry, mixed crop-livestock systems, policy options and ecosystem approach (Fig. 1)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-602
Number of pages4
JournalFrontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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