Potential for Increasing Agricultural Water Productivity
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Quandzie, S. 2012. Potential for Increasing Agricultural Water Productivity. CPWF Student Research Summary. Kumasi, Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/34195
Key findings: The research revealed the following key things about agriculture and agricultural water; that dry season gardening is considered by the indigenes as one of the means by which poverty and transitional (seasonal) hunger can be reduced. Those agriculture water management (AWM) interventions that allow individual farmers to irrigate independently throughout the season (dry) produced crop water consumption factor that was close to the optimum value of zero. For those agriculture water management (AWM) interventions considered within the study area potential to increase agricultural water productivity exist, with the highest existing in gravitational flow based water interventions. The physical crop water productivity (PCWP), economic water productivity (EWP), and agriculture land productivity (ALP) were generally low as compared to FAO values for sub-‐ saharan areas having similar biophysical characters.
Student research summary.