Management of Rainwater and Technology Transfer

Kampen, J (1982) Management of Rainwater and Technology Transfer. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Rainwater and Dryland Agriculture , 3 October 1980, New Delhi, India.

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Good management of rainwater begins where the rain falls on the land, i.e. where feasible, improved in situ water conservation and use should be explored first; it involves all farming systems' components, from ploughing of the land to the harvest of the crop. ICRISAT data illustrate that such an approach for example on deep Vertisols with medium rainfall might result in a three to five-fold productivity increase. Land development for better water utilisation is most effectively executed on the basis of watersheds and Frequently requires participation of several farmers. Operation and maintenance of improved resource management systems necessitates adaptation and development of organizational and administrative structures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Watershed Management
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 10:49
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 09:24
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