Water savings in India

 

Photo credit: CIMMYT

Farmer weeding maize field in Bihar, India. Photo: CIMMYT/M. DeFreese

New Publications: Sustainable agriculture boosts water savings in India

In northwestern India, growing maize is being advocated as an alternative to rice to address resource degradation challenges such as declining water tables and climate change induced variability in rainfall and temperature.

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In northwestern India, growing maize is being advocated as an alternative to rice to address resource degradation challenges such as declining water tables and climate change induced variability in rainfall and temperature. | – http://www.cimmyt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/group-may-31-1-e1496265582498.jpg

Sustainable agriculture practices have proven to increase farmer income, improve irrigation productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the cereal systems of the Indo-Gangetic plains (IGP), a fertile area extending over 2.5 million square kilometers across Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.