Agri-vector water:boosting rainfed agriculture with urban water allocation to support urban–rural linkages

Lankford, Bruce A. and Grasham, Catherine F. (2021) Agri-vector water:boosting rainfed agriculture with urban water allocation to support urban–rural linkages. Water International, 46 (3). pp. 432-450. ISSN 0250-8060

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Abstract

We propose the concept of ‘agri-vector water’ (AVW) to refer to water allocated to towns to maintain urban-based agricultural services that support rainfed farming in surrounding areas. AVW captures the idea that highly scarce ‘blue water’ can be productively used in this way to support rainfed ‘green water’ rather than be applied as consumptive irrigation, especially when the latter exacerbates water shortages during drought and dry seasons in arid and semi-arid regions. To illustrate, we present two case studies from Ethiopia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethiopia,irrigation,rainfed agriculture,rural–urban linkages,urban services,water allocation,water science and technology,management, monitoring, policy and law ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2312
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 08 May 2021 00:03
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 12:12
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/79952
DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2021.1902686

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