Supplemental irrigation: A promising climate-smart practice for dryland agriculture


Publication on how supplemental irrigation – the addition of limited amounts of water to essentially rainfeed crops to improve and stabilize yields when rainfall fails to provide sufficient moisture for normal plant growth – is an effective response to alleviating the adverse effects of soil moisture stress on the yield of rainfed crops during dry spells. It can improve crop yield and water productivity, increase productivity, farm livelihoods and food security.

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Organization African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)
Research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS-CGIAR)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Type of resource Studies and reports
Year of Release 2018

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