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Cuba - Surface irrigation

388.40 (thousand ha) in 2012

Cuba surface irrigation was 388.4 thousand ha in 2012, up by 5.95 % from 1997.

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What is surface irrigation?

Surface irrigation systems are based on the principle of moving water over the land by simple gravity in order to moisten the soil. They can be subdivided into furrow, borderstrip and basin irrigation (including submersion irrigation of rice). Manual irrigation using buckets or watering cans are also included. Surface irrigation does NOT refer to the method of transporting the water from the source up to the field, which may be done by gravity or by pumping.

What is Cuba surface irrigation?

Date Value Change, %
2012 388.40 5.95 %
1997 366.60