Series Foreword: Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series

Improving Water Productivity in Agriculture: Editors’ Overview
Jacob W. Kijne, Randolph Barker and David Molden

1. A Water-productivity Framework for Understanding and Action
David Molden, Hammond Murray-Rust, R. Sakthivadivel and Ian Makin

2. Economics of Water Productivity in Managing Water for Agriculture
Randolph Barker, David Dawe and Arlene Inocencio

3. The Concept of Efficiency in Water-resources Management and Policy
David Seckler, David Molden and R. Sakthivadivel

4. Rice Production in Water-scarce Environments
T.P. Tuong and B.A.M. Bouman

5. Managing Saline and Alkaline Water for Higher Productivity
N.K. Tyagi

6. Water Productivity under Saline Conditions
Jacob W. Kijne

7. Opportunities for Increasing Water Productivity of CGIAR Crops through Plant Breeding and Molecular Biology
John Bennett

8. Management of Drought in ICRISAT Cereal and Legume Mandate Crops
R. Serraj, F.R. Bidinger, Y.S. Chauhan, N. Seetharama, S.N. Nigam and N.P. Saxena

9. Water Productivity in Rain-fed Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities for Smallholder Farmers in Drought-prone Tropical Agroecosystems
John Rockström, Jennie Barron and Patrick Fox

10. World Water Productivity: Current Situation and Future Options
Ximing Cai and Mark W. Rosegrant

11. Improving Water Productivity in the Dry Areas of West Asia and North Africa
Theib Y. Oweis and Ahmed Y. Hachum

12. Efficient Management of Rainwater for Increased Crop Productivity and Groundwater Recharge in Asia
S.P. Wani, P. Pathak, T.K. Sreedevi, H.P. Singh and P. Singh

13. Water Productivity in Forestry and Agroforestry
C.K. Ong and B.M. Swallow

14. Water Productivity and Potato Cultivation
Walter T. Bowen

15. Rice–Wheat Cropping Systems in the Indo-Gangetic Plains: Issues of Water Productivity in Relation to New Resource-conserving Technologies
Peter R. Hobbs and Raj K. Gupta

16. Land and Water Productivity of Wheat in the Western Indo-Gangetic Plains of India and Pakistan: a Comparative Analysis
Intizar Hussain, R. Sakthivadivel and Upali Amarasinghe

17. Reform of the Thai Irrigation Sector: is there Scope for Increasing Water Productivity?
François Molle

18. Upscaling Water Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture Using Remote-sensing and GIS Technologies
Wim Bastiaanssen, Mobin-ud-Din Ahmad and Zubair Tahir

19. Improving Water Productivity through Deficit Irrigation: Examples from Syria, the North China Plain and Oregon, USA
Heping Zhang

Appendix A. A Note on Transpiration
David Seckler

Appendix B. Note on Agronomic Practices for Increasing Crop Water Productivity
Jacob W. Kijne