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Harnessing Dividends from Drylands - Innovative Scaling up with Soil Nutrients (Hardcover): K.V. Raju, Suhas P. Wani Harnessing Dividends from Drylands - Innovative Scaling up with Soil Nutrients (Hardcover)
K.V. Raju, Suhas P. Wani; Contributions by Kanwar Sahrawat, Girish Chander, G. Pardhasaradhi, …
R2,904 Discovery Miles 29 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The livelihoods of millions of people in developing countries, which depend on dryland agriculture to ensure their food security and their well-being, could be improved measurably by gains in agricultural crop yields. This book describes lessons learnt from an innovative scheme in India that improved crop yields in drylands. It shows how the scheme can be scaled up for other dryland regions of the world. The scheme uses localized soil nutrient analyses to create an integrated, climate smart fertilizer and planting plan that maximises yields for farmers. This book describes how a partnership between a global scientific organization (such as International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, ICRISAT) and state and non-state actors can provide a route to equitable growth, specifically for small and marginal farmers, and how this approach can be replicated worldwide to enhance rural livelihoods. This strategic collaboration and its conceptual and functional design is fully outlined, as well as the scheme's implementation and the effective monitoring and learning process that has been created.

Corporate Social Responsibility - Win-win Propositions for Communities, Corporates and Agriculture (Hardcover): Suhas P. Wani,... Corporate Social Responsibility - Win-win Propositions for Communities, Corporates and Agriculture (Hardcover)
Suhas P. Wani, K.V. Raju; Contributions by Anand K Singh, Aviraj Datta, O P Chaturvedi, …
R2,406 R2,285 Discovery Miles 22 850 Save R121 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the design and implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in rural areas, based on collaboration between well-known corporates and an international research organization. Researchers used various scientific tools and methods to enhance rural livelihoods and improve sustainable natural resources management. Including three chapters covering the philosophy and practices of CSR, this book covers emerging policies and their implications in India. Eight case studies based on actual practices explore climate-resilient agriculture, water footprint, improving livelihoods, diversification of crop pattern, enhancing crop productivity, and sustainable development in low rainfall regions. Five further chapters cover soil health improvement, improving rural wastewater management and enhancing rural livelihoods, based on various case studies. The book offers macro and micro perspectives of CSR work and its critical benefits to both community and natural resources. This book covers: Philosophy and practices of corporate social responsibility. Impact studies on improving livelihoods and sustainable development of natural resources. Process steps across various CSR initiatives. Distinct features of each corporate agency. This book will be useful to corporates, individuals involved in CSR work as well as students and researchers focused on agricultural development and the sustainable development of natural resources.

Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture (Hardcover, New): Suhas P. Wani, Johan Rockstrom, Kanwar Lal. Sahrawat Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture (Hardcover, New)
Suhas P. Wani, Johan Rockstrom, Kanwar Lal. Sahrawat
R2,315 R2,022 Discovery Miles 20 220 Save R293 (13%) Out of stock

The incentive of watershed programs is to increase the return on investment with over 20% for 65% of the projects that are currently underperforming. This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the realization of improved rain fed agriculture yield in semi-arid and dry land areas. Besides techniques to improve the livelihood of the many small-scale farmers in developing countries, it includes examples and case studies for further support. The methods discussed have recently shown to be successful and economically remunerative in India and in various African countries. Intended for professionals (investors, policy makers), researchers and (post)graduate students working on dry land and sustainable agriculture and water and natural resources management. Suited for courses in dry land agriculture, soil and water management and watershed development.

Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture (Paperback): Suhas P. Wani, Johan Rockstrom, Kanwar Lal. Sahrawat Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture (Paperback)
Suhas P. Wani, Johan Rockstrom, Kanwar Lal. Sahrawat
R1,711 Discovery Miles 17 110 Out of stock

This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the realization of improved rainfed agriculture yield in semi-arid and dry land areas. The incentive of watershed programs is to increase the return on investment with over 20% for 65% of the projects that are currently underperforming. Besides techniques to improve the livelihood of the many small-scale farmers in developing countries, it includes examples and case studies for further support. The methods discussed have recently shown to be successful and economically remunerative in India and in various African countries. Intended for professionals (investors, policy makers), researchers and (post) graduate students working on dry land and sustainable agriculture and water and natural resources management. Suited for courses in dry land agriculture, soil and water management and watershed development.

Rainfed Agriculture - Unlocking the Potential (Hardcover): Suhas P. Wani, J Rockstrom, T Oweis Rainfed Agriculture - Unlocking the Potential (Hardcover)
Suhas P. Wani, J Rockstrom, T Oweis
R2,711 Discovery Miles 27 110 Out of stock

Rainfed agriculture is generally overlooked by development investors, researchers and policy makers due to limited confidence in its ability to increase agricultural production and development. However, research undertaken by a team of leading scientists from global organizations demonstrates its potential in achieving food security, improving livelihoods and most importantly addressing issues of equity and poverty reduction in dryland areas - the hot spots of poverty.
On the basis of case studies from varied agricultural and ecological regions in Asia and Africa, chapters discuss the need for adopting new paradigms between rainfed and irrigated agriculture, catchment/micro-watershed management approaches, upgrades in science-based development and more investments in rainfed areas. Yield gaps for major rainfed crops are analysed globally and possible ways and means including technological, social, and institutional options to bridge the yield gaps are discussed in detail. Covering areas such as rainwater harvesting and its efficient use, the rehabilitation of degraded land and assessment methods for social, environmental and economic impacts, this book will be necessary for both academics and policy makers working in water management, agriculture and sustainable development.

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