Efficiency in irrigation water use

Outlet: Dawn

September 2, 2013

The major concerns regarding performance of irrigated agriculture are low crop yields, water losses and low water use efficiencies. The average yields are low for wheat and rice, being 2276 kg/ha and 1756 kg/ha, respectively. In addition to water shortage, lack of inputs, poor irrigation practices and soil salinisation are the major factors for low crop yields.