Transfer of integrated land use technology under dryland farming

by A. P. Purandare

Publisher: National Institute of Rural Development in Hyderabad

Written in English
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StatementA.P. Purandare, A.K. Jaiswal.
SeriesMonographic series ;, 10, NIRD monographic series ;, 10.
ContributionsJaiswal, A. K., National Institute of Rural Development (India)
The Physical Object
Pagination76 p. ;
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL322416M
LC Control Number97903172

  Techniques include the use of different planting methods, high yielding varieties, improved water management and integrated pest management. In this approach, transferring technology to farmers is crucial to success and the partners have used three models for tech-transfer to suit different national and regional needs and styles. – lead. Research Methodology in Agriculture is a timely book dealing with the issues relating to diversification of farming in prospects and possibilities of crop diversity horticulture floriculture with a case study of Makhana and cash crops This book has very clearly analyzed cropping pattern crop insurance agri-research and extension Land use. land-use plannign and land titling, savings and credit, participatory research, and wildlife management. Part 7 gives the profiles of the people who contributed to this manual and lists resource organizations and useful publications. Manual production The manual is a product of more than a year of intensive consultations with. 12 Integrated Farm Management Practices and Upscaling the Impact for Increased Productivity of Rainfed Systems T.K. Sreedevi and S.P. Wani 13 Challenges of Adoption and Adaptation of Land and Water Management Options in Smallholder Agriculture: Synthesis of Lessons and Experiences B. Shiferaw, J. Okello and V. Ratna Reddy.

The study focused on assessing the impact of farming systems and land use change on dryland biodiversity and documented the views, knowledge and practice of the farmers on the role of biodiversity in the semi-arid midlands of Eastern Kenya. Less familiar is postemergence use of flex-tine weeders, rotary hoes, spike-tooth harrows and skew treaders in young standing grain or dryland row crops. (See 'Hoes and harrows to the rescue,') Skew treaders resemble rotary hoes, but skew arms are straight and there are . The difference:(i)The dryland farming is largely confined to the regions having annual rainfall less than 75 cm. These regions grow hardy and drought resistant crops such as ragi, bajra, moong, gram and guar (fodder crops) and practise various measures of soil moisture conservation and rain water harvesting. (ii)In wetland farming, the rainfall is in excess of soil moisture requirement of. These all are indicators of improper land use leading to desertification; adoption of organic farming practices suitable for drylands can help to ameliorate these conditions. Another serious problem in drylands is the lack of sufficient food security or economic opportunity for the many people who live there.

Land use change specialists, policy makers and natural resource management agencies will find the book very useful. Chapters focus on examples that are drawn from a number of sources including previously unpublished studies on the impact of climate change, markets and economics on pastoralist and dryland farming households. Dry land Agriculture: Scientific management of soil and crops under dry lands with out irrigation is called dry land agriculture. Dry land crops: It refers to all such crops which are drought resistant and can complete their life cycle without irrigation in areas receives an annual rainfall less than mm. Drought: It is an condition of. The KVK is an innovative transfer of technology project is responsible for identifying and developing new technologies, according to local need and potential to increase the agriculture production and provide the basis for agro-based agriculture development, so as to increase per unit production under Crops, Livestock production, Dairy. Sustainable agriculture is farming in sustainable ways, which means meeting society's present food and textile needs, without compromising the ability for current or future generations to meet their needs. It can be based on an understanding of ecosystem are many methods to increase the sustainability of agriculture. When developing agriculture within sustainable food systems.

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The different components of the system have complementarities with waste products of one component becoming source of food and energy for other components.

Considerable research efforts are being made in evolving situation specific integrated farming system. Literature on dry land integrated farming system is reviewed and presented by: 2.

This publication contains a collection of lectures delivered on a course of Dryland Technologies for Watershed development in India. The 32 chapters discuss retrospects and prospects of of dryland farming in India, analysis of rainfall patterns, agroclimatology, environmental aspects in sustainable agriculture development, classification of of land capability and and land use, resource Author: C.

Itnal, H. Babalad, B. Patil, C. Hunshal, B. Chittapur. Abstract. The traditional cropping leads to a high degree of uncertainty in yield, income and employment under dryland conditions.

The integrated farming systems approach introduces a change in the farming techniques for maximum productivity in farming by optimal utilisation of resources.

Dryland Farming Page 3 Water that falls in arid regions may be of little use for crop plants because the amount is too small to penetrate the soil sufficiently, or it may run through a porous soil too quickly, or it may run off too quickly.

Furthermore, weedy species may be so adept at utilizing scarce water that they rob the water from Size: KB. The integrated technology of dry land agriculture and rainfed agriculture developed by the scientists has shown its immense potential to meet all the needs of the farmers-food, fodder, fuel wood, timber, fruits and, vegetables.

For its success, it is necessary to create permanent assets for the farmers of dry land and rainfed agriculture. SUMMARY An economic evaluation of dryland farming was undertaken to demonstrate the impact of trees on the yearly net profits of smallholding farms of eastern India.

A number of scenarios were simulated incorporating the existing demand and supply of farm resources, with a view to determining optimal land-use plans. Linear programming (LP) was used for the purpose by applying a best. Innovation in technology transfer: Inorder to achieve stability in dryland production, an integration of long, medium and short term technologies are needed.

Transfer of integrated land use technology under dryland farming book technologies developed must be in a watershed basis with people’s participation. the lead center for the Dryland Systems Program, ICARDA brings 36 years’ experience working closely with more than 40 drylands countries – on joint research to develop improved crop varieties, effective water and land management practices, integrated crop-livestock production systems and institutional and policy options based.

Definition of Dryland Farming. Dryland farming is agriculture dependent upon the vagaries of weather, especially precipitation. In its broadest aspects, dryland farming is concerned with all phases of land use under semiarid conditions. Not only how to farm but how much to farm and whether to farm must be taken into consideration.

Dryland agriculture refers to cultivation of crops entirely under natural rainfall without irrigation. It is a form of subsistence farming in the regions where deficit of the soil moisture retards the growth of water consuming crops like rice (Oryza sativa), sugarcane etc.

Dryland areas are characterized by low and erratic rainfall and no assured irrigation facilities. Rainfed agriculture is used to describe farming practices that rely solely on precipitation for water.

Although dryland farming is a part of rainfed farming, it occurs primarily in semiarid areas. Agriculture in drought prone areas with scarce water resources can be challenging, but issues can be tackled with dry farming methods. Dry farming is dependent on natural rainfall and is used by farmers to continually adapt to the presence or lack of moisture in a given crop cycle.

Types of Dryland Agriculture. Book: A new technology for dry land farming. pp pp. Abstract: This book brings together the outstanding results of recent research done by the staff of the IARI and of other Institutes on dryland farming in the unirrigated low-rainfall areas in various States.

eccentricities of the nature of the dry land zone so that the food production from such areas can be ensured and increased. Apart from raising the food production with less investment, dryland farming will also increase the income of 80 percent farmers who depend on it.

Hence, a suitable or appropriate technology is needed for dryland. aquifer, the deep aquifer under the North China Plain, and the Saudi aquifer, depletion can bring pumping to an end. In some cases, farmers can convert to dryland farming, but in arid regions it is the end of farming.

Brown () cited a China study that showed the water table under the North China Plain is falling fast and this area. Land Use Planning and Other Project Activities Planning Area Personnel Requirements and financial Needs for Land Use Planning Materials and Equipment 7 Framework of General Conditions for Land Use Planning Impact Of the General Conditions on Land Use Planning Dryland farming and dry farming encompass specific agricultural techniques for the non-irrigated cultivation of d farming is associated with drylands, areas characterized by a cool wet season (which charges the soil with virtually all the moisture that the crops will receive prior to harvest) followed by a warm dry season.

They are also associated with arid conditions, areas prone. DRYFARMING AND DRYLAND AGRICULTURE 1. Significance and scope of dryfarming in India and History of dryland agriculture Presented by Sandra Joseph 2.

Dry farming is cultivation of crops in regions with annual rainfall less than mm. • Crop failure due to prolonged dry spells.

Dryland Agriculture is a special book about theory and practice of rainfed agriculture in various countries around the world. It should be read and studied by students, teachers and professionals related to regional planning and sustainable development.

It contain the core elements of development issues in dry and semi-arid s: 1. Integrated crop/livestock agriculture could improve soil quality, increase yield, produce a diversity of foods, augment pollinator populations, aid pest management, and improve land use efficiency.

Dryland farmers in Mediterranean zones need a new farming system to help prevent soil erosion and increase production of sheep and wheat.

Innovative Australian farmers have evolved a system using annual medic pasture that is environmentally sustainable, low risk and within the farmer's s: 1. ADB is helping to improve dryland farming practices in three provinces in the People’s Republic of China.

The project will introduce high-value crops, improved farm and livestock management, advanced farm technologies, and better cultivation practices in somehectares of eroded land in Gansu, Henan, and Shandong.

It is expected to benefit aroundfarm households. Sustainable Dryland Farming Database (CROPSYS) The Northwest Dryland Cereal/Legume Cropping Systems Database is a compilation of research and experience in dryland agriculture in the northwestern U.S.

collected over the past years. Database topics include crop rotation, legumes and grasses, soil quality, soil fertility, tillage and erosion. Dryland agriculture.

Dry land agriculture is defined differently by different researchers and experts. According to the Fourth five year plan of India, dry lands are defined as areas which receive rainfall ranging from mm to mm and with very limited irrigation facilities.

the larger dryland regions of the world are presented below. AUSTRALIA Much of Australia’s agricultural income comes from the production of food and fibre on dryland farms (Squires, ). In Australia, dryland-farming systems combine crops, pastures and fallow periods for the purpose of making efficient use of the limited water.

Moisture is. Improving Farms in the Worlds Drylands, Part 1: Ancient Methods and Lowest-Cost Technology. contributor: Rob Goodier. Part One of a two-part series. Part Two: Prototypes and Leading-Edge Tools in Dryland Farming. In the arid fields of Turkana, Kenya, Israeli farmers are sharing their expertise at coaxing crops from the dry soil of their.

Types of Dry Land Agriculture Depending on the amount of rainfall received Dry land agriculture can be classified into three categories: I.

Dry Farming Amount of rainfall received is less than mm. These are arid regions with growing period of 75 days. Dry land farming Amount of rainfall received is more than mm per annum.

Risks and opportunities for dry land agriculture. New solutions to tackle climate change The added-value that agriculture and agricultural research brings to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Changes in climate patterns have the most acute effect on people living in the world’s dry areas and marginal lands.

LAND USE, LAND COVER AND SOIL SCIENCES – Vol. IV - Management of Dryland and Desert Areas - E.F. De Pauw ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) 3. Semi-arid zone ( Land degradation leads to the reduction or loss of the biological or economic productivity and complexity of land.

In drylands, land degradation is known as desertification. It is estimated that % of drylands are already degraded, with over million people directly affected and about one billion people in over one hundred countries at risk. Integrated farming system.

Integrated farming system was established on 46 ha having well-buffered soils. The arable land (30 ha) was cultivated with a four-field crop rotation with cover crops: (1) winter wheat; (2) potatoes; (3) winter wheat; and (4) maize.

The remaining area was used as grassland ( ha) and fallow land ( ha).The book fills the need for an up-to-date comprehensive text on the Dry land Agriculture under varying situations for the students at under graduate and post graduate levels.

This book will be of immense use in imparting knowledge on the basic principles and applied aspects of the dry land farming for students, teachers, scientists, extension.( per cent), medium risk orientation ( per cent), moderate in use of sources of information ( per cent), medium knowledge about dryland farming technologies ( per cent) and medium adoption of dryland farming technologies ( per cent).

The major constraints reported by dryland farmers were high labour cost and.