Sustainable agriculture

Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture

 

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March 2010
ISBN 9789264083455

Agriculture is the major user of water in most countries. It also faces the enormous challenge of producing almost 50% more food by 2030 and doubling production by 2050. This will likely need to be achieved with less water, mainly because of growing pressures from urbanisation, industrialisation and climate change.

This report shows the trends and outlook for water use in agriculture, examines the policy experiences of OECD countries in managing their resources - and recommends what countries should be doing and why.

 Summary of the book (pdf, 157 KB)

 Water in agriculture: improving resource management (OECD Observer)

 

 Background reports

Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture is supported by the following questionnaire and reports which are free to access and download:

 How to obtain this publication

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 Further information

 Contact

  • For queries relating to OECD work on water, write to water@oecd.org
  • For queries relating to OECD work on agriculture, write to the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate at tad.contact@oecd.org