Developing irrigation strategy for the 21st century.

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Year Published: 2004
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Author: Aidamirov, D. S. ; Mirzoev, E. M. R.
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The Republic of Daghestan has some of the largest irrigated regions in the Russian Federation. More than 400 thousand ha land are irrigated, but the situation is ecologically extreme because of low natural fertility, poor land reclamation, irrigative erosion, vast area of degraded soils, topsoil and vegetation salinisation, and low agricultural skills. The study showed that the use of sprinkler and drip irrigation would help restore ecological balance and establish a more favourable water/salt regime for Daghestan's irrigated lands. The importance of this approach is to allow economies in irrigation water in arid regions, and to introduce water-saving technologies.

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agricultural sector, arid zones, degraded land, ecologicalbalance, irrigated conditions, irrigated farming, irrigation, planning,reclamation, saline water, salinization, skilled labour, soildegradation, soil fertility, sprinkler irrigation, topsoil, waterconservation, water erosion, water policy, water quality, Daghestan,Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June2002) [formerly Soil Water Management], Soil Fertility (JJ600), Erosion;Soil and Water Conservation (PP400), Pollution and Degradation (PP600),Natural Resource Economics (EE115) (New March 2000), Policy and Planning(EE120), Water Resources (PP200)

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