Securing soils through people-centric watershed management for sustainable agricultural development

Wani, S P and Patil, M D (2018) Securing soils through people-centric watershed management for sustainable agricultural development. In: A Better World. Volume 4. Actions and commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals. Tudor Rose for UNCCD, UK, pp. 28-32. ISBN 978-0-9956487-5-3

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The sustainability of agricultural production systems is the plausible outcome of carefully managed natural resources to produce more per-unit input, which will also help to achieve the goals of ‘no poverty’ and ‘zero hunger’. Soils from croplands and uncultivated wastelands are degraded due to erosion and nutrient depletion, requiring urgent attention to maintain the sustainability of the production system. By adopting a holistic, integrated watershed management approach, soil security measures backed by scientific knowledge have demonstrated a positive impact on agricultural productivity and profitability, with reduced soil loss and increased water availability.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, Land Degradation, Land degradation neutrality, good practices, Bhoochetana Watershed management, sustainable agriculture, soil erosion, soil nutrients, soil and water conservation, agro-forestry, Jatropha, sustainable land management, sustainable agricultural development
Subjects: Others > Bhoochetana
Others > Soil Fertility
Others > Sustainable Agriculture
Others > Soil
Others > Water Harvesting
Others > Drylands Agriculture
Others > Soil Science
Others > Watershed Management
Others > Jatropha
Others > Water Resources
Others > Drylands
Others > Water Conservation
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 04:15
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 04:15
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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