Bhoochetana: Building Resilience and Livelihoods through Integrated Watershed Management | Land Portal | Protegendo os direitos da terra através de dados abertos

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Date of publication: 
Dezembro 2014
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
handle:10568/75831
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Rainfed areas are hotspots of poverty and malnutrition, and are prone to
severe land degradation of natural resources. Globally, 80% of agriculture is
rainfed providing 62% of the world’s staple food. With increasing population
over the years, per capita availability and quality of land and water resources
have declined substantially resulting to water scarcity. Agriculture is the major
consumer of water, accounting for 70-80% of water withdrawal. With the
impacts of climate change, existing water and land scarcity will be aggravated
further. Producing food for the ever growing population to achieve food and
nutrition security, and improving rural livelihoods are challenges to be met today
as well as in the near future.
Agriculture is the major contributor in the growth of the state of Karnataka,
India and is still the mainstay for a large number of population in the state
economy. However, trends are showing that the agriculture and allied sectors’
contribution to Karnataka’s GDP was around 43% in 1980-1981 that came
down to 26% in 2001-2002, which further came down to 16.8% in 2007-2008,
remaining stagnant in 2009-2010. This declining contribution of agriculture in
the state GDP was a big concern for the state government.

Autores e editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Wani, S.P. Sarvesh, K.V. Krishnappa, K. Dharmarajan, B.K. Rau, K.V. Kaushik, M. Dar W.D. Sahrawat, Kanwar Lal Institute for Social and Economic Change, India
Corporate Author(s): 

Karnataka is a state in southwest India with Arabian Sea coastlines. The capital, Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), is a high-tech hub known for its shopping and nightlife. To the southwest, Mysore is home to lavish temples including Mysore Palace, former seat of the region’s maharajas. Hampi, once the medieval Vijayanagara empire’s capital, contains ruins of Hindu temples, elephant stables and a stone chariot.

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The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is an international non-profit organization that undertakes scientific research for development.

Our approach is through partnerships and with an Inclusive Market Oriented Development.

Partnerships are critical as ICRISAT takes a catalyst role to help rural communities develop their own solutions and engage
the actors needed to bring the vision to reality.

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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics logo

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is an international non-profit organization that undertakes scientific research for development.

Our approach is through partnerships and with an Inclusive Market Oriented Development.

Partnerships are critical as ICRISAT takes a catalyst role to help rural communities develop their own solutions and engage
the actors needed to bring the vision to reality.

Provedor de dados

CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

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