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AGRICULTURAL WATER USE

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Definition:
Agricultural water use includes water abstracted from surface and groundwater, and return flows (withdrawals) from irrigation for some countries, but excludes precipitation directly onto agricultural land.

Source Publication:
Environmental Indicators for Agriculture: Methods and Results, Executive Summary, OECD, 2000, page 48.

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics - Environmental indicators for agriculture

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, October 31, 2001