Drip irrigation for enhanced water use efficiency

BACKGROUND The conventional irrigation system used in the agricultural sector in India, called the furrow system or the flow-through system comprises supplying water in series from the topmost basin to the bottom-most basin and regulating the flow of water with sand bunds or weirs. The water for irrigation is sourced through pumping water from open… Continue reading Drip irrigation for enhanced water use efficiency

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