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Adaptive strategies of on-farm water management under water supply constraints in south-eastern Spain

  • Martínez-Alvarez, V.
  • García-Bastida, P.A.
  • Martin-Gorriz, B.
  • Soto-García, M.
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    The study analyses the effect of irrigation water constraints on-farm management in the Campo de Cartagena Irrigation District (south-eastern Spain), which is characterised by a semi-arid climate with a marked structural water deficit. The methodology applied was the comparative assessment of management indicators during two periods with very differing water availability. A set of performance indicators was selected and calculated to assess the effects on on-farm water management and productivity.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Agricultural Water Management.

    Volume (Year): 136 (2014)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 59-67

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:agiwat:v:136:y:2014:i:c:p:59-67
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