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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What's in store for Asia: making sense of changes in climate trends.

This chapter provides a comparative meta-analysis of several global studies on long-term climatic trends, extreme events and their consequences on the important countries in Asia and Africa. Here we argue that climate-related losses are of greater magnitude than, and inventoried less than, the...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Changing climate - responding to the inevitable.

This chapter depicts the trends and future predictions of climate, and current changing patterns of climatic parameters particularly temperature, rainfall and extreme events such as drought that are crucial in the semiarid environment. The trends in extreme events such as droughts, floods, etc.,...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sociological significance: enhancing resilience to climate change among communities.

Interesting sociological dimensions of enhancing resilience to climate change among communities were observed for formulating viable policy interventions. This chapter applied a comprehensive approach appealing to principles, methodologies, tools, validation and evaluation techniques for...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Jayatilaka, W.; Padmaja, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Way forward - towards climate resilience.

This chapter sketches out the intervention needs from the evidence evolved from the comprehensive analysis described in the previous chapters. The authors argue that there are innumerable entry points for interventions that should be in place through policies, and programmes to create an enabling...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessment of organic carbon status in Indian soils.

Soil organic carbon (SOC) content in Indian soils has been reported as low, which is in tune with the fact that nearly 60% of the area in India represents the typical tropical climate, which does not permit SOC accumulation. Recent evaluation with the help of more soil and site data, model...

Author(s)
Tapas Bhattacharyya
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pumped out: basin closure and farmer adaptations in the Bhavani basin in southern India.

This chapter describes and analyses water resource development in the Bhavani basin, a sub-basin of the Cauvery basin, in southern India. The Bhavani basin is almost entirely located within the semi-arid state of Tamil Nadu. The analysis is based on statistics, water use data, interviews, reports...

Author(s)
Lannerstad, M.; Molden, D.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935382)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of drought in ICRISAT cereal and legume mandate crops.

This chapter reviews the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)'s research achievements in the domain of crop drought tolerance and presents future perspectives in the genetic enhancement of crop water use and drought adaptation in the semiarid tropics...

Author(s)
Serraj, R.; Bidinger, F. R.; Chauhan, Y. S.; Seetharama, N.; Nigam, S. N.; Saxena, N. P.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996698)
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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