Effect of water harvesting techniques on water productivity and soil erosion

Published Date
December 31, 2011
Type
Book Chapter
Effect of water harvesting techniques on water productivity and soil erosion
Authors:
Mohammed Mudabber
Theib Oweis, Marwan Suifan, N. Shawahneh, Y. Sattar, Feras M. Ziadat, Adriana Bruggeman, Mohammed Karrou

The Jordan Badia is representative of the vast drier environments of the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) region. Pasture rangeland covers the majority of the Badia, although the vegetative cover is not dense. The vegetation in the Badia includes shrubs and short grasses. Barley is the main field crop in dryland farming, although irrigated forage, vegetables, and fruit orchards are also found in the Badia. Most of Jordan’s livestock (70%) is produced in the Badia.

Citation:
Mohammed Mudabber, Theib Oweis, Marwan Suifan, N. Shawahneh, Y. Sattar, Feras M. Ziadat, Adriana Bruggeman, Mohammed Karrou. (31/12/2011). Effect of water harvesting techniques on water productivity and soil erosion, in "Water Benchmarks of CWANA- Rehabilitation and integrated management of dry rangelands environments with water harvesting - Number 9". Aleppo, Syria: National Agricultural Research Center (National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension) (NARC (NCARE)).
Keywords:
west asia
rangeland
gis mapping
socioeconomics
benchmark sites
soil
water
drought
land use
livestock
techniques
soil erosion
farming systems
water harvesting
natural resources
impact assessment
water productivity