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Improved irrigation efficiency

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Description: Improved irrigation efficiency assumes an increase in the irrigation project efficiency and irrigation conveyance efficiency.
Reference: Biemans et al., 2013
Is implemented in: Water
Associated theme items: Irrigation (Water)


Associated policy response component

Component: Land and biodiversity policies
Page: Land and biodiversity policies/Agricultural production system

Effects of this policy intervention on components

Component: Water

Effect : If irrigated area is not expanded, improving the irrigation efficiency on a large scale will decrease irrigation water withdrawals for irrigation. This means that water availability downstream will increase and water stress will get lower.