A Mission to Enhance Productivity of Rain-fed Crops in Rain-fed Districts of Karnataka, India.

Raju, K V and Rao, M B and Sarvesh, K V and Muniyappa, N C and Dasgupta, A and Wani, S P (2011) A Mission to Enhance Productivity of Rain-fed Crops in Rain-fed Districts of Karnataka, India. In: Use of High Science Tools in Integrated Watershed Management Proceedings of the National Symposium, 1–2 February 2010, NASC Complex, New Delhi, India.

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Water shortage is a major constraint for rain-fed crop production and achief cause of poverty and hunger in the semi-arid tropics of the world.Over 95 per cent of the world’s poor and mal nourished people live inIndia, China, the Eastern and Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of LatinAmerica. Rain-fed agriculture is practiced on 80% of the world’s farmarea, and generates almost 60% of the world’s staple foods, providingthe livelihoods of 80 per cent of the world’s population. In India, 40% ofthe population depends on rain-fed agriculture, which is cultivated 85million hectares, and produces 44% of food and fodder requirements forthe country. Rain-fed areas in India covering 60% of agriculture produce75% of pulses and more than 90% of sorghum, millet, and groundnut.These areas are the hot spots of poverty, suffer from water scarcity anddroughts, land degradation and low rainwater use efficiency

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Watershed Management
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 11:50
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 11:50
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3543
Acknowledgement: We are thankful to Bhoochetana staff of DoA, staff of WatershedDevelopment Department, staff of UAS, Bangalore, Raichur andDharwad; staff of Rythu Samparka Kendras (RSKs) in each taluk,farm facilitators and farmers for their support and working as team forthe successful implementation of the project in a consortium modeconverging activities of other activities also into this project activity
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