Coping with weather uncertainties through agro-meteorological advisories

Real-time weather information and crop advisory services prepare farmers for responding to weather uncertainties in Maharashtra BACKGROUND Farmers of Sangamner and Akole blocks of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra are highly dependent on seasonal rainfall. This reliance increases during extreme events such as drought, storms, cold and heat waves, affecting agricultural production and farmers’ livelihood. Climatic… Continue reading Coping with weather uncertainties through agro-meteorological advisories

Water and energy conservation through Tensiometer device

A low-cost, farmer-friendly device to measure soil moisture by saving water and energy in paddy irrigation in Punjab BACKGROUND Indian Punjab is a leading agricultural state, with about 4.2 million hectares (mha) of net area sown and almost one million operational land holdings. Introduction of high yielding varieties of rice and wheat coupled with assured irrigation… Continue reading Water and energy conservation through Tensiometer device

Technological solutions for water efficiency

Technological interventions have a  critical role in addressing issues of water security at the grassroots level. They can not only bring significant improvement in water use efficiency but also enhance access to water in difficult geographies. The interventions have been proven excellent in irrigation planning, reducing wastage of water and energy, and improving water use… Continue reading Technological solutions for water efficiency

Compendium of Best Practices on Water and Agricultural Sustainability

The emerging water shortage has an adverse impact on food production, resources management systems, health status and livelihoods of people in the country. The nexus between water, agriculture, and livelihood is becoming even more complex, given the fast emerging and fast-changing interlinkages and interdependencies between them. To address the issue of long-term sustainability of the… Continue reading Compendium of Best Practices on Water and Agricultural Sustainability