Water for Agriculture: Irrigation Economics in International Perspective

Stephen Merrett


World population is predicted to increase by a third by the year 2025. Approximately seventy percent of global abstracted water is used in farming and therefore the economics of irrigation are becoming increasingly important in sustainable development. Water for Agriculture is essential reading for those professionals involved in the planning of water resources and for advanced students studying this topic of agriculture development studies, economics, engineering, environmental science, hyrdology and planning courses.

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