farmland

Synonyms
agricultural land
Closed
24 April 2017 to 12 May 2017
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos
Mozambique
Angola
Sao Tome and Principe
Cape Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Brazil
Timor-Leste
Portugal
CPLP countries

 

Journal Articles & Books
December 1999
India
Libya
Syrian Arab Republic
Burkina Faso
Western Asia
Northern Africa

This paper aims to describe the state of theart of both water harvesting (WH) andsupplemental irrigation (SI) techniques in the temperate and sub-tropical dry lands, especiallyin the countries of WANA that are characterized by a Mediterranean-type climate. In addition,three case studies of water harvesting are presented (see annex). These were selected from the case studies presented at the FAO Expert Consultation Cairo (1994). By sharing with us the success and the failure of these endeavors, the authors of the case studies illustrate many of the points that are made in the text.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Bangladesh
Nepal
South-Eastern Asia

The Ganges River basin faces severe water challenges related to a mismatch between supply and demand. Although the basin has abundant surface water and groundwater resources, the seasonal monsoon causes a mismatch between supply and demand as well as flooding. Water availability and flood potential is high during the 3–4 months (June–September) of the monsoon season. Yet, the highest demands occur during the 8–9 months (October–May) of the non-monsoon period.

Reports & Research
December 1996
Honduras
Central America
South America
Reports & Research
December 1996
Honduras
Central America
South America
Reports & Research
December 1996
Honduras
Central America
South America
Conference Papers & Reports
December 1986
Nigeria
Africa
Western Africa

Presents an overview of population and land use characteristics of the Kurmin Biri, Abet and Ganawwi areas, all in the subhumid zone of Nigeria, with particular reference to ethnic composition, human & cattle population, cultivation densities and extent of fallow land.