Sustainable Management of Water in Agriculture in the context of Climate Change

THE Water is considered the most critical resource for sustainable agricultural development worldwide. Irrigated areas will increase in the coming years, while fresh water supplies will be diverted from agriculture to meet growing demand for domestic use and industry. In addition, irrigation efficiency is very low, since less than 65% of the applied water is effectively used by the crops. The sustainable use of irrigation water is a priority for agriculture in arid areas. Thus, in conditions of scarcity and climate change, policies aimed at increasing water efficiency have been introduced over time, based on the assertion that more can be achieved with less water through better management.

The adoption of sustainable water management in the Mediterranean is not just a technological problem, but involves many other considerations regarding the social behavior of rural communities, economic constraints, or the legal and institutional framework that may favor the adoption of some measures and not from others. Sustainable water management in agriculture, which has a multifunctional role in Southern Europe, can be achieved through the adoption of improvements in irrigation application, soil and plant practices, water pricing, wastewater reuse treated, farmers' participation in water management and capacity building.

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Last updated byem ProBioMadeira on 5 de January, 2022
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