Combating Drought through Integrated Watershed Management for Sustainable Dryland Agriculture

Wani, S P and Balloli, S S and Rao, A V R K and Sreedevi, T K (2004) Combating Drought through Integrated Watershed Management for Sustainable Dryland Agriculture. In: . Regional Workshop on Agricultural Drought Monitoring and Assessment using Space Technology , 3-7 May 2004, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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In a country like India, where 69% of arable land is rainfed, drought is a constant threat in one or another part of country. Drought is a recurring phenomenon and we need to manage drought effectively using the new knowledge and technology rather than dealing with as a disaster. Historical weather data helps in understanding the patterns of drought occurrence as well as establishing the length of the growing season and fItting the suitable cropping systems accordingly. The nexus between drought, land degradation and poverty could be broken by adopting integrated watershed development approach. The ICRISAT and partners developed an innovative farmer participatory consortium model for efficient and sustainable management of natural resources in the watersheds. The approach adopted is integrated genetic and natural resource management (lGNRM) and watersheds are used as entry points for improving the livelihoods. The results of a case study and scaling-up activities under the Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Program are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Watershed Management
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 12:24
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2011 12:24
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