Soil and water conservation for optimizing productivity and improving livelihoods in rainfed areas

Pathak, P and Mishra, P K and Wani, S P and Sudi, R (2011) Soil and water conservation for optimizing productivity and improving livelihoods in rainfed areas. In: Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture. CRC Press(Taylor & Francis), London, UK, pp. 205-248. ISBN 978-0-415-88277-4

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Abstract

Soil and water are the most valuable natural resources to meet the basic needs of food, feed, and fiber for human beings. However, conserving soil and water resources is a growing challenge as they are under increasing stress to produce more food for the ever growing population. The loss of soil surface layer, which contains most nutrients and organic matter, reduces fertility. In addition, high runoff water causes moisture stress in the later part of the season, leading to low and variable crop productivity especially under rainfed conditions...................

Item Type: Book Section
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Subjects: Others > Watershed Management
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 13:36
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2011 03:24
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3570
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