Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 1, Issue 3&4,2003
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Rainwater harvesting for agricultural production in the semiarid loess region of China


Xiao-Yan Li

Recieved Date: 2002-12-15, Accepted Date: 2003-08-17


Precipitation is the major water source for agricultural production in the semiarid region of China. Limited and erratic precipitation often results in low crop yields and sometimes in total crop failure. In recent years, rainwater harvesting was promoted to solve water problem for agricultural and domestic uses. Implementation of rainwater harvesting has been successfully solved drinking water problem, and is being adopted to improve crop production and promoted to adjust agricultural structure to increase farm's income and improve living environment. Rainwater harvesting has great potential to achieve sustainable agriculture in semiarid regions.


Rainwater harvesting, agriculture, semi-arid, China

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2003
Volume: 1
Issue: 3&4
Category: Environment
Pages: 282-285

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