Alternate wet/dry irrigation in rice cultivation: a practical way to save water and control malaria and Japanese encephalitis? | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
décembre 2001
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
handle:10568/39834
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More irrigated land is devoted to rice than to any other crop. A method to save water in irrigated rice cultivation is the intermittent drying of the rice fields, known as alternate wet/dry irrigation (AWDI). This report reviews previous studies in AWDI, with a focus on mosquito vector control, water saving, and rice yields. Examples are provided from a number of countries.

Auteurs et éditeurs

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Sakthivadivel, R.
Renshaw, M.
Silver, J. B.
Birley, M. H.
Konradsen, F.
Hoek, Wim van der

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The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. It is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health.

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CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

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