Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture

Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture
Author: Suhas P. Wani,Johan Rockstrom,Kanwar Lal Sahrawat
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-09-16
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781466512825

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This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the realization of improved rainfed agriculture yield in semi-arid and dry land areas. The incentive of watershed programs is to increase the return on investment with over 20% for 65% of the projects that are currently underperforming. Besides techniques to improve the livelihood of the many small

Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management

Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management
Author: R K Nanwal
Publsiher: New India Publishing Agency
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2019-07-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789387973930

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It is supported by suitable examples and diagrams. The broad chapters included in the book are: Rainfed agriculture: Introduction, types, characteristics, distribution and importance; History of rainfed agriculture & watershed in India; Problems and prospects of rainfed agriculture in India; Soil and climatic conditions prevalent in rainfed areas; Drought: types, effect of water deficit on physio- morphological characteristics of the plants, Mechanism of crop adaptation under moisture deficit condition; Water harvesting: importance, its techniques, Efficient utilization of water through soil and crop management practices, Study of mulches and antitranspirants; Management of crops in rainfed areas; Contingent crop planning for aberrant weather conditions; Concept, objective, principles and components of watershed management, factors affecting watershed management; Integrated watershed development. The need for comprehensive information on rainfed farming relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate students of agriculture has been felt for quite some time. The advanced, diverse and need-based topics have been together for a systematic and comprehensive reading by the students and faculty in agriculture. The materials on subject matter is set forth in such a manner and order as to enable them to better understand and follow to a reasonable degree of uniformity and their approach to the problems of rainfed agriculture.

Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture

Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture
Author: Subhash Meena
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2017
Genre: Dry farming
ISBN: 9351119866

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Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture

Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture
Author: Suhas P. Wani,Johan Rockstrom,Kanwar Lal Sahrawat
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-09-16
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780415882774

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This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the realization of improved rainfed agriculture yield in semi-arid and dry land areas. The incentive of watershed programs is to increase the return on investment with over 20% for 65% of the projects that are currently underperforming. Besides techniques to improve the livelihood of the many small-scale farmers in developing countries, it includes examples and case studies for further support. The methods discussed have recently shown to be successful and economically remunerative in India and in various African countries. Intended for professionals (investors, policy makers), researchers and (post) graduate students working on dry land and sustainable agriculture and water and natural resources management. Suited for courses in dry land agriculture, soil and water management and watershed development.

Rainfed Agriculture

Rainfed Agriculture
Author: Suhas Pralhad Wani,Johan Rockström,Theib Yousef Oweis
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2009-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781845933890

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This book, which contains 14 chapters, covers all aspects of rainfed agriculture, starting with its potential, current status, rainwater harvesting and supplementary irrigation, to policies, approaches, institutions for upscaling, and impacts of integrated water management programmes in rainfed areas.

Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture

Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture
Author: Suraj Nagar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2015-03-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1681170159

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A watershed is simply the geographic area through which water ows across the land and drains into a common body of water, whether a stream, river, lake, or ocean. The watershed boundary will more or less follow the highest ridgeline around the stream channels and meet at the bottom or lowest point of the land where water ows out of the watershed, the mouth of the waterway. Watersheds are important because the surface water features and stormwater runo- within a watershed ultimately drain to other bodies of water. It is essential to consider these downstream impacts when developing and implementing water quality protection and restoration actions. Management of the environment has been primarily focused on specic issues such as air, land, and water.

Rainfed Agriculture

Rainfed Agriculture
Author: Suhas Pralhad Wani,Johan Rockström,Theib Yousef Oweis
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2009-01-01
Genre: AGRICULTURA
ISBN: 9781845934385

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Rainfed agriculture is generally overlooked by development investors, researchers and policy makers due to limited confidence in its ability to increase agricultural production and development. However, research undertaken by a team of leading scientists from global organizations demonstrates its potential in achieving food security, improving livelihoods and most importantly addressing issues of equity and poverty reduction in dryland areas - the hot spots of poverty. On the basis of case studies from varied agricultural and ecological regions in Asia and Africa, chapters discuss the need for adopting new paradigms between rainfed and irrigated agriculture, catchment/micro-watershed management approaches, upgrades in science-based development and more investments in rainfed areas. Yield gaps for major rainfed crops are analysed globally and possible ways and means including technological, social, and institutional options to bridge the yield gaps are discussed in detail. Covering areas such as rainwater harvesting and its efficient use, the rehabilitation of degraded land and assessment methods for social, environmental and economic impacts, this book will be necessary for both academics and policy makers working in water management, agriculture and sustainable development.

Reengaging in Agricultural Water Management

Reengaging in Agricultural Water Management
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2006-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780821364994

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"In order to face the challenge of disappointing returns on public investment in irrigation and drainage new solutions have emerged. These solutions are based on widely available technology and new management and governance options. The main message of Re-engaging in Agricultural Water Management is that the irrigation and drainage sector should not continue to be dealt with as a standalone sector, but should be integrated into a broader perspective, one that embraces the objectives of productivity growth, poverty reduction, natural resources management and environmental protection."

The State of the World s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture

The State of the World s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-06-17
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781136498879

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The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture is FAO's first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published every three to five years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as well as in other sectors. SOLAW is aimed at sensitizing its target audience on the status of land resources at global and regional levels and FAO's viewpoint on appropriate recommendations for policy formulation. SOLAW focuses on these key dimensions of analysis: (i) quantity, quality of land and water resources, (ii) the rate of use and sustainable management of these resources in the context of relevant socio-economic driving factors and concerns, including food security and poverty, and climate change. This is the first time that a global, baseline status report on land and water resources has been made. It is based on several global spatial databases (e.g. land suitability for agriculture, land use and management, land and water degradation and depletion) for which FAO is the world-recognized data source. Topical and emerging issues on land and water are dealt with in an integrated rather than sectoral manner. The implications of the status and trends are used to advocate remedial interventions which are tailored to major farming systems within different geographic regions.

Text Book of Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management

Text Book of Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management
Author: P. L. Maliwal
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-07-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789389832211

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The book “Textbook of Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management” has been written to fulfill the requirement of undergraduate students of agriculture faculty considering the syllabus of V Dean’s committee of ICAR. This book attempt to present the available information on dryland/rainfed agriculture and watershed management in a very simple, and lucid language in easily understandable manner. The book contains chapters on an introduction to rainfed agriculture, soil and climate, drought, soil and water conservation techniques, water harvesting, crop management, contingent crop planning for aberrant weather conditions and watershed management. The student community may harness the benefit from this book by understanding the fundamentals of dryland/ rainfed agriculture and watershed management. I hope this book will be very useful for the students, teachers, extension specialists and others interested in rainfed agriculture.

FUTURE SMART FOOD

FUTURE SMART FOOD
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2018-10-09
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789251304952

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This publication demonstrates the benefits of neglected and underutilized species, including amaranth, sorghum and cowpea, and their potential contribution to achieving Zero Hunger in South and Southeast Asia.

Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity

Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity
Author: Rattan Lal,B.A. Stewart
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2012-06-19
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781439850794

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Crop water use can be increased by management of surface runoff, groundwater, irrigation, and soil water. Technological innovations to enhance availability of water for agricultural crops depend on soil and site-specific conditions. Devoted to the principles and practices of enhancing water use efficiency, Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity addresses current problems associated with water supplies required for agricultural purposes and food production. Written for professionals and students in agricultural fields, the book focuses on innovative technologies for improving soil water availability, enhancing water use efficiency, and using productive irrigation systems. It also presents techniques to conserve water in the root zone as well as remote sensing techniques to assess soil water regime and predict drought on a regional scale. Soil water management is crucial to reducing the vulnerability to agronomic drought. There are numerous examples of aquifers that have been severely depleted by misuse and mismanagement. Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity explains the factors and causes of the mismanagement of soil water and proposes options for sustainable and efficient use of scarce water resources. Meeting the global food demand will require careful worldwide management of soil and water resources, and this can only be done by sharing information and knowledge. Part of the Advances in Soil Science Series

Water Productivity in Agriculture

Water Productivity in Agriculture
Author: J. W. Kijne,Randolph Barker,D. J. Molden
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2003
Genre: Crops and water
ISBN: 9781845933395

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First title in a major new seriesAddresses improving water productivity to relieve problems of scarcity and competition to provide for food and environmental securityDraws from scientists having a multitude of disciplines to approach this important problemIn a large number of developing countries, policy makers and researchers are increasingly aware of the conflicting demands on water, and look at agriculture to be more effective in its use of water. Focusing on both irrigated and rain-fed agriculture, this book gives a state of the art review of the limits and opportunities for improving water productivity in crop production. It demonstrates how efficiency of water use can be enhanced to maximize yields. The book represents the first in a new series of volumes resulting from the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, a research program conducted by the CGIAR's Future Harvest Centres, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and partners worldwide. It will be of significant interest to those working in areas of soil and crop science, water management, irrigation, and development studies.

Integrated watershed management for land and water conservation and sustainable agricultural production in Asia

Integrated watershed management for land and water conservation and sustainable agricultural production in Asia
Author: Ramakrishna, A,Rego, T. J.
Publsiher: Andhra Pradesh, India: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Manila, Philippines: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2001-12-01
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Watershed management ; Catchment areas ; Water resource management ; Land management ; Natural resources ; Resource management ; Erosion ; Land use ; Soyabeans ; Soil degradation ; Rain-fed farming ; Food security ; Satellite surveys ; Remote sensing ; Rain ; Statistical analysis ; Runoff ; Soil management / Asia / South East Asia / India / Vietnam / Thailand

Food and Water Security

Food and Water Security
Author: U. Aswathanarayana
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2007-10-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781134069965

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This book deals with ways and means of managing food and water security in various agroclimatic environments through the integration of R & D, training, people participation, agronomic practices, economic instruments, and administrative policies. It includes contributions by global experts in the field, who elaborate on the governance of f