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dc.contributorRamilan, Thiagarajahen_US
dc.contributorRama Rao, C.A.en_US
dc.contributorSrinivasa rao, Ch.en_US
dc.contributorWhitbread, Anthonyen_US
dc.creatorShalander, Kumaren_US
dc.identifier.citationKumar Shalander, Thiagarajah Ramilan, C. A. Rama Rao, Ch. Srinivasa rao, Anthony Whitbread. (11/5/2016). Farm level rainwater harvesting across different agro climatic regionsof India: Assessing performance and its determinants. Agricultural Water Management, 176, pp. 55-66.en_US
dc.description.abstracttRainwater harvesting and its utilization have a very important role to play in harnessing the productionpotential within dryland systems. This study assesses the performance of small rainwater harvestingstructures (farm-ponds) in 5 major rainfed states of India over the period 2009–2011 using data frommultiple sources and stakeholders. Rainwater which is harvested using structures of varying types andsizes was used for either supplemental irrigation or recharging open-wells. In many cases, the farm levelrainwater harvesting structures were highly effective for rainfed farming and had a multiplier effecton farm income. In some situations however, it was viewed by farmers as a waste of productive land.The use of farm ponds in Maharashtra, for example, resulted in a significant increase in farm produc-tivity (12–72%), cropping intensity and consequently farm income. In the Chittoor district of AndhraPradesh, farm pond water was profitably used for supplemental irrigation to mango plantations, vegeta-bles or other crops and animal enterprises with net returns estimated to be between US$ 120 and 320structure−1annum−1. Despite such examples, the adoption of the farm ponds was low, except in Maha-rashtra. A functional analysis of the reasons for high adoption of water harvesting structures indicatedthat factors such as technical support, customized design, level of farmer participation, age, existing own-ership of open wells, annual rainfall and household assets were the major determinants of performanceof farm-level rainwater harvesting structures. Based on this countrywide analysis, different policy andinstitutional options are proposed for promoting farm-level rainwater-harvesting for dryland agriculture.en_US
dc.publisherElsevier Massonen_US
dc.sourceAgricultural Water Management;176,(2016) Pagination 55,66en_US
dc.subjectfarm ponden_US
dc.titleFarm level rainwater harvesting across different agro climatic regionsof India: Assessing performance and its determinantsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idShalander, Kumar: 0000-0001-8072-5674en_US
cg.creator.idWhitbread, Anthony: 0000-0003-4840-7670en_US
cg.subject.agrovocsupplemental irrigationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocrainwater harvestingen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndian Council of Agricultural Research, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture - CRIDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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