Watershed Management Challenges Improving Productivity, Resources and Livelihoods

Sharma, B R and Samra, J S and Scott, C A and Wani, S P, eds. (2005) Watershed Management Challenges Improving Productivity, Resources and Livelihoods. International Water Management Institute, Columbo, Sri Lanka. ISBN 92-9090-611 1

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The present volume addresses these issues head-on by shedding light on watershed development and management in developing countries, with a particular focus on India. Through a series of introduction and overview chapters and case studies that aim to better understand watershed management for improved agricultural and livestock productivity, natural resource management, and livelihood improvement, the editors and contributing authors provide detailed documentation of what works and what does not. The book is part of ongoing collaboration between the Indian Council for Agricultural Research and two centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research. While each institution may approach the subject of watershed management from a diverse perspective, we unanimously concur that watersheds as resource use units coupled with the management decisions of human users offer immense potential to transform rural livelihoods in marginal and resource-poor regions of the developing world. To this end, our three institutions jointly collaborated on an international workshop “Watershed Management Challenges: Improving Productivity, Resources and Livelihoods” held 3-4 November 2004 in New Delhi. This volume; sponsored by Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India; brings together the best of the papers presented and deliberated during the workshop, and peer-reviewed and revised through the efforts of the editorial team and subject matter experts.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Others > Watershed Management
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 03:26
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2011 03:32
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/2467
Acknowledgement: Publication of this broad-based book on watershed management has become possible through the joint efforts of International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). The editors shall like to cheerfully acknowledge the support and encouragement received from their respective Director Generals. The editors would like to particularly thank those present at the international workshop on “ Watershed Management Challenges: Improved Productivity, Resources and Livelihoods”, November 3-4, 2004; New Delhi, India for enriching the debate and contributing excellent papers on diverse and novel topics. Special thanks are due to the participants from East and Central African countries, Thailand, Vietnam and China. Financial support provided by Asian Development bank (RETA-6067) for sponsoring the workshop participants from China, Vietnam, Thailand and India is acknowledged. Help and encouragement received from the officers of the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development, Government of India is sincerely acknowledged. Thanks to Meena Negi for handling the difficult task of logistics, revision and final turnover of the chapters with great patience and hard work. IWMI would like to heartily thank Mrs. Radha Singh, Secretary (Agriculture & Co-operation), Government of India, New Delhi for keen interest, encouragement and generous grant that made this book possible. Efforts of the Ministry to distribute this publication nationwide are also gratefully acknowledged. Support of IWMI Publication Unit at Colombo and Malhotra Publishing House at New Delhi is sincerely appreciated.
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