Increasing crop productivity and water use efficiency in rainfed agriculture

Singh, P and Wani, S P and Pathak, P and Sahrawat, K L and Singh, A K (2011) Increasing crop productivity and water use efficiency in rainfed agriculture. In: Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture. CRC Press(Taylor & Francis), London, UK, pp. 315-347. ISBN 978-0-415-88277-4

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Globally rainfed agriculture is very important as 80% of the world’s agricultural land area is rainfed and generates 58% of the world’s staple foods (SIWI 2001). Most food for poor communities in the developing countries is produced in rainfed areas; for example, in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) more than 95% of the farm land is rainfed, while the corresponding figure for Latin America is almost 90%, for South Asia about 60%, for East Asia 65%, and for Near East and North Africa 75%. In India, 66% of 142 million ha arable land is rainfed...........

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Others > Watershed Management
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 13:54
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2011 03:20
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