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Harnessing dividends from drylands : innovative scaling up with soil nutrients / edited by K.V. Raju and Suhas P. Wani (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Telangana, India).

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Subject: Dry farming > India > Case studies.
Crop yields > India > Case studies.
Soils and nutrition > India > Case studies.
Agricultural productivity > India > Case studies.
Extension and Advisory Work.
Information and Documentation.
Agencies and Organizations.
Agricultural Economics.
Aid, (New March 2000)
Plant Production.
Plant Cropping Systems.
Soil Fertility.
Communication and Mass Media.

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  • ISBN: 9781780648170
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps, charts
  • Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Drylands for Food Security : A Macro Perspective / K.V. Raju and Suhas P. Wani -- Evolution of Bhoochetana / Suhas P. Wani -- Soil Nutrient Mapping for On-farm Fertility Management / K.L. Sahrawat, Suhas P. Wani, Girish Chander, G. Pardhasaradhi and K. Krishnappa -- Human Capacity Development to Adopt Best Practices / K.H. Anantha, Suhas P. Wani, Girish Chander and Gajanan Sawargaonkar -- Digital Technologies for Agricultural Extension / Mukund D. Patil, K.H. Anantha and Suhas P. Wani -- Institutional Arrangements and Innovations / K. Krishnappa, K.H. Anantha, Suhas P. Wani and K.V. Raju -- Climate Variability and Agriculture / A.V.R. Kesava Rao, Suhas P. Wani and K. Srinivas -- Crop Yield Estimation Strategy / V. Nageswara Rao and G. Pardhasaradhi -- An Integrated Approach for Productivity Enhancement / Gajanan Sawargaonkar, Sudi Raghavendra Rao and Suhas P. Wani -- Water Productivity and Income / Kaushal K. Garg, Suhas P. Wani, Girish Chander, K.H. Anantha and G. Pardhasaradhi -- Social and Economic Benefits / K.H. Anantha, K.V. Raju, Suhas P. Wani, G. Pardhasaradhi, K. Srinivas, Kaushal K. Garg and K. Krishnappa -- Lessons Learnt and a Way Forward / Suhas P. Wani and K.V. Raju.
Abstract: This book brings together the results of a novel scaling-up initiative of the Bhoochetana Mission Program implemented during 2009-2012 in Karnataka. The second phase of Bhoochetana covers all 30 districts for both irrigated and dryland crops with strong leadership by the Government of Karnataka with technical support from ICRISAT. The book, consisting of 12 chapters, covers the micro to macro perspective, and describes in detail how the Bhoochetana Mission Program was conceived and has evolved to reach more than 5 million farmers in 4 years. The chapters describe soil nutrient mapping as a knowledge-based entry point for building rapport with the community and ensuring good community participation. New technologies such as geographical information system (GIS), information and communications technology (ICT), knowledge dissemination, monitoring and evaluation as well as analytical tools in addition to innovations in the areas of institutions, policies and delivery mechanisms have also contributed immensely to achieving the desired impact, and all these aspects have been covered in a number of chapters.
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Source of Description Note: Title from PDF title page (viewed October 11, 2016).
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