Special Issue "Agriculture Water Management and Water Saving Strategies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2019.
The world population is growing and is expected to reach 9.1 billion by 2050. Agricultural production must adapt to this situation sustainably, which means an increase in total production and the improvement of the resource use efficiency. To date, agriculture consumes 70% of available fresh water and is still the most limiting factor under arid and semi-arid conditions. Moreover, climate change increases the uncertainties about water supplies and food production. Therefore, we should face the challenge of increasing agricultural production with a limited share of freshwater. The reduction of the non-consumptive and non-beneficial uses of water would increase crop water productivity. It would also decrease the yield gap, defined as the difference between actual and attainable yield. These objectives can be achieved by adapting the water management at the field level. We invite the submission of innovative papers for this Special Issue, which should be focused on the improvement of water productivity in any cropping system, from rainwater harvesting and water management in rainfed areas, to the optimization of deficit irrigation strategies on intensive cropping systems.
Dr. Victoria González Dugo
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- water productivity
- water stress
- crop management
- deficit irrigation
- crop production
- irrigation efficiency
- yield gap
- rainfed systems