Water Planning for Food Production in Developing Countries brings together the knowledge of past efforts to alleviate water scarcities that have led to food shortages in order to improve the process in the future. Phillip Z. Kirpich addresses this issue as the population and the desire for higher living standards increase in developing countries, bringing about a greater demand for food. He points out that the demand must be met by irrigated, rather than rainfed agriculture. Kirpich details the major obstacles that must be overcome when these situations arise due to the nature of these countries. He explains how the necessary improvements can be made, citing lessons learned from thirty cases in twenty-five countries, so that international agencies and governments can work to efficiently solve these problems.
Publisher: University Press of America