Water resources management is an important part in farming system development. Agriculture in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh is predominantly rainfed with an average 2210 mm monsoonal rain, but rainfall during dry winter period (December–February) is inadequate for winter crop production. The natural soil water content (as low as 7 %) of hillslope and hilltop during the dry season is not suitable for shallow-rooted crop cultivation. A study was conducted to investigate the potential of monsoonal rainwater harvesting and its impact on local cropping system development.

Springs are the major source of freshwater in many small mountainous watersheds within the Himalayan region. In recent years, their flow rates have diminished, but the reasons for this are not self-evident. This paper reviews the methods that investigate the hydrology of springs, with a focus on the Himalayan region.

Global demand for agricultural and forestry products fundamentally affects regional land-use change associated with environmental impacts (EIs) such as erosion. In contrast to aggregated global metrics such as greenhouse gas (GHG) balances, local/regional EIs of different agricultural and forestry production regions need methods which enable worldwide EI comparisons. The key aspect is to control environmental heterogeneity to reveal man-made differences of EIs between production regions. Environmental heterogeneity is the variation in biotic and abiotic environmental conditions.

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has helped the water deprived Mohargarh village in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Agriculture cannot be revived without a different approach to water, soil, crops and research. (Editorial)

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Afforestation in Wastelands, 22/12/2015. In 2015-16, IWMP has been amalgamated as the Watershed Development Component of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY). Under IWMP/PMKSY, a total of 8214 projects have been sanctioned for the treatment of an area of 39.07 million ha so far at a total amount of Rs.12451.86 crore released to the States. The area covered under afforestation and number of trees planted under IWMP/PMKSY is not separately collated and maintained by DoLR.

As climate change and variability significantly impact Sub-Saharan Africa’s development agenda, a new World Bank plan outlines actions required to increase climate resilience and low-carbon development in an effort to maintain current and protect future growth and poverty reduction goals.

To create irrigation infrastructure at the ground level, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a World Bank supported National Watershed Management project worth R

A project aimed at integrating the economic value of ecosystems into government policies has identified almost one billion dollars of benefits in four pilot countries, the importance of ecosystem conservation to the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Groundwater in the carbonate aquifers of the southern Andhra Pradesh, India has approached to stress level as water table has declined due to increasing groundwater draft, low to moderate rainfall, less availability or absence of surface water sources and semi-arid climate. In Kallugotla watershed of Kurnool district, groundwater is overexploited for irrigation and static water level exhibit declining trend. In order to manage the aquifers for sustainable water supply, understanding and accurate assessment of groundwater recharge is necessary.

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