Raised-bed planting in Egypt: an affordable technology to rationalize water use and enhance water productivity
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Atef Swelam. (6/2/2016). Raised-bed planting in Egypt: an affordable technology to rationalize water use and enhance water productivity. Amman, Jordan: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Research on water management to achieve higher productivity in irrigated agriculture has identified raised-bed systems as an important component of improved wheat production package. Through this farmers in Egypt have successfully achieved higher yields while ensuring savings in irrigation water. This technology was disseminated for sustainable agricultural intensification on a large scale in 22 governorates, as part of a nation-wide campaign by the Egyptian Government on self-sufficiency in wheat production