Harnessing Dividends from Drylands: Innovative Scaling up with Soil Nutrients

Raju, K V and Wani, S P (2016) Harnessing Dividends from Drylands: Innovative Scaling up with Soil Nutrients. CABI. ISBN 9781780648156

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The livelihoods of millions of people in developing countries, which depend on dryland agriculture to ensure their food security and their well-being, could be improved measurably by gains in agricultural crop yields. This book describes lessons learnt from an innovative scheme in India that improved crop yields in drylands. It shows how the scheme can be scaled up for other dryland regions of the world. The scheme uses localized soil nutrient analyses to create an integrated, climate smart fertilizer and planting plan that maximises yields for farmers.This book describes how a partnership between a global scientific organization (such as International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, ICRISAT) and state and non-state actors can provide a route to equitable growth, specifically for small and marginal farmers, and how this approach can be replicated worldwide to enhance rural livelihoods. This strategic collaboration and its conceptual and functional design is fully outlined, as well as the scheme's implementation and the effective monitoring and learning process that has been created.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smallholder farms, Karnataka, Bhoochetana, Digital Technologies, Climate change, Agriculture, Water productivity, Dry Lands, Food Security, Soil Nutrient Mapping, Fertility management, Agricultural innovations
Subjects: Others > Bhoochetana
Others > Karnataka
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Indian Agriculture
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 09:06
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 09:12
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10149
Acknowledgement: All the contributors in this book are from International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru 502324, Telangana, India.
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