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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
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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
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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 Water productivity in rain-fed agriculture: challenges and opportunities for smallholder farmers in drought-prone tropical agroecosystems.

Considering the persistently growing pressure on finite freshwater and soil resources, it becomes increasingly clear that the challenge of feeding tomorrow's world population is, to a large extent, about improved water productivity within present land use. Rainfed agriculture plays a critical role...

Author(s)
Rockström, J.; Barron, J.; Fox, P.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996698)
Type
Book chapter

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