Unlocking the Potential of Rainfed Agriculture Through Integrated Watershed Management uri icon

abstract

  • Rainfed systems!! globallyaccount for 58 per cent of the worldfood production (Rosegrant et al.,2002) and accounts for about twothirdsof total cropped area andgenerate nearly half of the total valueof agricultural output In India (Kerr,1996). Because of raintall variability,accelerating land degradation, lack ofappropriate technologies, and limitedeconomic investments, the productivityof rainted systems has been quite low.Hence, the relative share and severityof poverty is often higher in raintedregions (Ryan and Spencer, 2001).Addressing the problems of naturalresource degradation

publication date

  • 2004