|Author:||Cohen, S ; Avalos, JE ; Cervantes, GG|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
fBeginning in 1995, the Mexican Federal Government started a national program for promoting increase in agricultural productivity in the irrigation districts of Mexico. The program, Alianza para el Campo (Alliance for Agriculture) involves strategies for achieving the objective among which highlight a subprogram called Water Use Efficiency and Chemigation. The new law of rural development also includes actions towards the preservation of natural resources. The National Institute for Forestry Agricultural and Livestock Research of Mexico (INIFAP) is in charge of generate and transferring the research and technology in these programs as part of a national strategy to implement irrigation modules in several different ecological systems from the dry regions of North Mexico to tropical regions in the southwest. This paper describes the status and strategies for promoting irrigation efficiency in irrigation districts of Mexico.
|Journal ISO:||Water Int.|
|Publisher:||INT WATER RESOURCES ASSOC|
irrigation district; water use efficiency; modules; technology transfer
|Source:||Web of Science|