A Consortium Approach for Sustainable Watershed Management for Increasing Productivity of Rainfed Systems: Potential and Challenges uri icon


  • Rain fed agriculture in India covers nearly 65% of net sown area and there is enormous potential for: enhancing productivity by one to two folds. An Innovative model with a consortium of institutions for watershed: Management for increasing productivity of rainfed systems holistically through technical backslapping is developed end evaluated al Adarsha watershed. Kothapally in Ranga Reddy district of Andhra Pradesh. India. The approach of building new partnerships through consortium. Participatory and convergence mode has yielded successfulResult at on-farm watersheds in India and Southeast Asia. The benefits reaped from this consortium approachmodel al Kothapally are being scaled up in three districts of Andhra Pradesh under the Andhra Pradesh Rural livelihoods Programme (APRLP). three districts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. and Northeastern Thailand.North Vietnam and Southern China with support from APRLP-DFID. Sir Dorabji Tata Trust. India and Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines, This consortium approach provided 'win-win' solution for sustaining Productivity

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  • 2004