Water Management, Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies
This book addresses strategies for food security and sustainable agriculture in India, a fast developing economy, whose natural resource base comprising land and water supporting agricultural production are not only under enormous stress, but also More...
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
This book addresses strategies for food security and sustainable agriculture in India, a fast developing economy, whose natural resource base comprising land and water supporting agricultural production are not only under enormous stress, but also complex and not amenable to a uniform strategy. It critically reviews issues which continue to dominate the debate on water management for agricultural and food production. First of all, it examines the validity of the claim that large water resources projects cause serious social and environmental damages using global and national datasets. It then explores the potential of these systems for tackling groundwater mining, sustaining well irrigation and reducing the energy footprint of irrigated agriculture through return flow recharge in the command areas. The authors examine claims that the future of Indian agriculture is in rain-fed farming supported by small water harvesting. They question whether water-abundant eastern India could become the granary of India, through a groundwater revolution with the right policy inputs. In the process, they examine the less researched aspect of the food security challenge, which is land scarcity in eastern India. The book also looks at the reasons for the limited success in bringing about the much needed institutional reforms in canal irrigation for securing higher productivity and equity using case studies of Gujarat, MP and Maharashtra. Finally it addresses how other countries with similar economies might learn from the case study of India.
|Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies: The Water Challenge|
|Key Issues in Indian Irrigation|
|Food Security Challenges in India: Exploring the Nexus between Water, Land and Agricultural Production|
|Redefining the Objectives and Criteria for Evaluation of Large Storages in Developing Economies|
|Sector Reforms and Efficiency Improvement: Pointers for Canal Irrigation Management|
|Rebuilding Traditional Water Harnessing Systems for Livelihood Enhancement in Arid, Western Rajasthan|
|Hydrological and Farming System Impacts of Agricultural Water Management Interventions in North Gujarat, India|
|Technology Choices and Institutions for Improving Economic and Livelihood Benefits from Multiple Uses Tanks in Western Orissa|
|Future Strategies for Agricultural Growth in India|
|Investment Strategies and Technology Options for Sustainable Agriculture Development in Asia: Challenges in Emerging Context|
|Water Management for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture: Strategic Lessons for Developing Economies|