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Cover for Corporate social responsibility: win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture.

This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book
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Cover for Opportunities for water harvesting and supplemental irrigation for improving rainfed agriculture in semi-arid areas.

This chapter discusses the research results and experiences gained in runoff harvesting and supplemental irrigation in the semiarid tropical (SAT) regions of India and Africa. Topics covered include: traditional tank irrigation in SAT India; assessment of adequate water availability in tanks at...

Author(s)
Pathak, P.; Sahrawat, K. L.; Wani, S. P.; Sachan, R. C.; Sudi, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Jatropha (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Jatropha curcas</i> L.).

The claim of jatropha (Jatropha curcas) being a wonder plant is based on its perceived ability to grow successfully in semi-arid environmental conditions and on degraded soils. This chapter describes the (i) plant root traits and their significance for drought tolerance; (ii) jatropha plantations'...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Zooming in on the global hotspots of rainfed agriculture in water-constrained environments.

This chapter identifies the global hotspots for combined water stress and rainfed agricultural land use. Focus is given on dry subhumid, semiarid and arid zones. Moreover, the relationship between poverty and hydroclimate is discussed.

Author(s)
Rockström, J.; Karlberg, L.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water harvesting for improved rainfed agriculture in the dry environments.

This chapter focuses the use of water harvesting systems for the improvement of agricultural productivity in dry areas. The components of a water harvesting system, for it to be applicable to rainfed agriculture, are given. The different types of water harvesting systems are described. The...

Author(s)
Oweis, T.; Hachum, A.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measurable biophysical indicators for impact assessment: changes in water availability and quality.

The impact of agricultural and natural resource management (NRM) practices on water quantity and quality are examined. The various biophysical indicators proposed to assess surface and groundwater quantity and quality impacts of agricultural and NRM interventions are discussed with examples drawn...

Author(s)
Sahrawat, K. L.; Padmaja, K. V.; Pathak, P.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998283)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Efficient management of rainwater for increased crop productivity and groundwater recharge in Asia.

Rainwater is the main source of water for agriculture but its current use efficiency for crop production ranges between only 30 and 45%. Annually, 300-800 mm of seasonal rainfall are not used productively, as the rainfall becomes surface runoff or deep drainage. The International Crops Research...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Pathak, P.; Sreedevi, T. K.; Singh, H. P.; Singh, P.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996698)
Type
Book chapter

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