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Water productivity in rain-fed agriculture: challenges and opportunities for smallholder farmers in drought-prone tropical agroecosystems


  • Rockström, J.
  • Barron, J.
  • Fox, P.


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  • Rockström, J. & Barron, J. & Fox, P., 2003. "Water productivity in rain-fed agriculture: challenges and opportunities for smallholder farmers in drought-prone tropical agroecosystems," IWMI Books, Reports H032640, International Water Management Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:iwt:bosers:h032640

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    1. Molden, David & Oweis, Theib & Steduto, Pasquale & Bindraban, Prem & Hanjra, Munir A. & Kijne, Jacob, 2010. "Improving agricultural water productivity: Between optimism and caution," Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier, vol. 97(4), pages 528-535, April.
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    5. Masikati, P. & Manschadi, A. & van Rooyen, A. & Hargreaves, J., 2014. "Maize–mucuna rotation: An alternative technology to improve water productivity in smallholder farming systems," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 123(C), pages 62-70.
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    8. Chimonyo, V.G.P. & Modi, A.T. & Mabhaudhi, T., 2016. "Water use and productivity of a sorghum–cowpea–bottle gourd intercrop system," Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier, vol. 165(C), pages 82-96.
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