Increasing crop productivity and water use efficiency in rainfed agriculture uri icon


  • Globally rainfed agriculture is very important as 80% of the world?s agricultural landarea is rainfed and generates 58% of the world?s staple foods (SIWI 2001). Most foodfor poor communities in the developing countries is produced in rainfed areas; forexample, in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) more than 95% of the farm land is rainfed,while the corresponding figure for Latin America is almost 90%, for South Asia about60%, for East Asia 65%, and for Near East and North Africa 75%. In India, 66% of142 million ha arable land is rainfed

publication date

  • 2011