Managing water in rainfed agriculture

Rockstrom, J and Hatlbu, N and Owels, T Y and Wani, S P and et al, . (2007) Managing water in rainfed agriculture. In: Water for Food, Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. International Water Management Institute, London, UK, pp. 315-352. ISBN 978-1-84407-396-2

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Faczng the food and poverty crzses zn developzng countnes wzll requzre a new emphaszs on smallscale water management zn raznJed agrzculture znvolvzng the redzrectzon of water poltey and large new mvestments Ramfed systems dommate world food production, but water mvestments m ramfed agrIculture have been neglected over the past 50 years Upgradmg ramfed agrIculture promises large SOCIal, economiC, and enVIronmental paybacks, particularly m poverty reduction and economic development Ramfed farmmg covers most of the world's cropland (80%) and produces most of the world's cereal grams (more than 60%), generatmg lIvelIhoods m rural areas and producmg food for cltles EStImates suggest that about 25% of the mcreased water reqUIrement needed to attam the 2015 hunger reduction target of the MillennIUm Development Goal can be contrIbuted from IrrIgation The remammg 75% will have to come from water mvestments m ramfed agnculture..........

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Others > Watershed Management
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 05:52
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2012 05:52
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