The problems of agriculture in the semi-arid regions; Assessing the possibilities for improving agriculture; Soil conservation; Water conservation; Water harvesting and use; Applications of water conservation.Since the bulletin covers such a wide range of geography, people, and climate, it will not meet the requirements of every reader. ... Mediterranean region, where the winter rainfall regime gives a situation very different from the semi-arid regions with summer rainfall. ... mainly on the urgency of the problem; if a method will keep people alive the benefit/cost ratio is not the most important criterion. The book does not discuss the political issues, such as land tenure and social systems, noranbsp;...
|Title||:||Soil and Water Conservation in Semi-arid Areas|
|Publisher||:||Food & Agriculture Org. - 1987-01-01|