Potential and Challenges of Rainfed Farming in India

Srinivasa Rao, Ch and Lal, R and Prasad, J V N S and Gopinath, K A and Singh, R and Jakkula, V S and Sahrawat, K L and Venkateswarlu, B and Sikka, A K and Virmani, S M (2015) Potential and Challenges of Rainfed Farming in India. In: Advances in Agronomy. Elsevier, pp. 115-164. ISBN 9780128030523

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India ranks first in rainfed agriculture globally in both area (86 Mha) and the value of produce. Rainfed regions in India contribute substantially toward food grain production including 44% of rice, 87% of coarse cereals (sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), maize (Zea mays)), and 85% of food legumes, 72% of oilseeds, 65% of cotton, and 90% of minor millets. Overall, the rainfed areas produce 40% of the food grains, support two-thirds of the livestock population, and are critical to food security, equity, and sustainability...

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Resilient Dryland Systems
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: Better management practices (BMPs); Crop production systems; Potentials; Rainfed-drylands; Soil quality; Tropical India; Water management; Yield gaps
Subjects: Others > Soil Science
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 09:50
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2017 08:41
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8977
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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