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  1. 1999-03-19 Three programs in Honduras have been looking for ways that poor hillside farmers can capture rainwater in their own fields and hold it there for two or three months. This water could then be used for supplemental irrigation during droughts or for extending the cropping season into the dry season....
  2. 2019-11-20 Je, Ninahitaji kujua kitu gani kuhusu udongo na maji? Mimea na wanyama wanahitaji maji wakati wote ili wakue vizuri. Uhaba wa maji hupunguza uwezo wa udongo kulisha virutubisho kwa mimea inayokua, hata rutuba iwe nyingi kiasi gani.
  3. This section presents information about individual crops, their crop water requirement, yield response to water; and bibliographic database on crop water productivity.
  4. AQUASTAT is the FAO global information system on water resources and agricultural water management. It collects, analyses and provides free access to over 180 variables and indicators by country from 1960. AQUASTAT draws on national capacities and expertise with an emphasis on Africa, the Near...
  5. 2004-01-01 The purpose of this guide is to help farming communities in the sudano-sahelian zone to finance, install and manage waterpoints for thir village herds. The guide is written particularly for extensionists working in livestock water projects in this zone. It outlines in detail a method being used...
  6. 1977-01-01 With the goal of maximum production for American agriculture, comes the need to make every acre give its best level of production. Drainage is a limiting factor on many agricultural lands of this country. During the past two decades, there has been a host of scientific advances in the field of...
  7. Abstract,Scientific Electronic Library Online, 2013 Further food production may be limited by the reduced availability of water resources. Since irrigated agriculture is the productive sector that presents a higher demand of water, this sector has been under intense pressure in order to ensure...
  8. Dobasare not water harvesting structures or reservoirs, and our ancestors have never thought of them in that way. Instead, they are outcomes of the clay material preparation process, within homesteads, used in mud house building on a family’s land. Millions of Dobas - a water harvesting structure...
  9. Chapin Living Waters exists to help people in developing countries grow vegetables when there is insufficient rain. We offer simple, sustainable technologies for subsistence farming, bringing hope to families and the opportunity to solve their own problems. Chapin Living Waters serves development...
  10. 2016-01-20 This case study describes the community of a small village called Ingotse in Kakamega county in western Kenya. Like most rural, food-insecure communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Ingotse village relied on rain-fed agriculture for production of staple crops. Farmers in this village raised some funds...
  11. "Runoff farming" is identical with "Water Harvesting but for Irrigation Purposes". When the harvested runoff water from un-cropped areas is directed to a cropped area, this technique is called runoff farming. Soil profile acts as a water storage container, but storage in ponds or cisterns is also...
  12. Drip Irrigation is a technique that allows you to consistently water your entire crop. This technique is especially helpful during a drought or dry season. This technique must be combined with Raised Planting Beds. Please watch our animation on Raised Planting Beds before attempting Drip...
  13. Access Agriculture Training Video In the semi-arid savannas where rainfall is limited and highly unpredictable, retaining more water in the soil can make the difference between a poor and a good harvest. You can slow down the runoff water by establishing contour bunds. Contour bunds are permanent...
  14. The Centre for Water Resources Development Management (CWRDM) here has developed wick irrigation technique, a hydroponic system, to facilitate farming of potted vegetables and ornamental plants in the homesteads and on the terrace. Dr Kamalam Joseph, a senior scientist at CWRDM who led the team...
  15. Revitalizing irrigation across Africa andAsiais key to ensuring that future populations do not go hungry. The need for groundwater management is growing as farmers increasingly pump groundwater to meet their water needs, leaving behind the old systems and institutions that managed them. Using...
  16. Access Agriculture Training Video Demi-lunes (half-moons) are in the shaped of a semi-circle with the tips of the bunds on the contour. They come in a variety of sizes, which help with water harvesting in semi-arid areas. They help to improve soil fertility when manure or compost is added. ...
  17. Access Agriculture Video Runoff water from roads can give an extra boost to crops during the rainy season, or if it is stored in ponds can be used for irrigating horticultural crops.
  18. Access Agriculture Training Video Fanya juu means "throw the soil up" in Kiswahili. The terraces formed are ideal for fodder grasses and help prevent soil erosion. Cultivation becomes easier as the terraces spread out to make the land more level and when combined with manure/fertilizer yields...
  19. Farmers in semi-arid West Africa understand the value of water, how it limits crop production and how essential it is to survival. They must contend with unreliable rainfall, short, unpredictable rainy seasons, and increasingly frequent natural hazards. Moreover, climate change may exacerbate all...
  20. Access Agriculture Training Video Runoff water from roads can give an extra boost to crops during the rainy season, or if it is stored in ponds can be used for irrigating horticultural crops. Available languages Arabic Dholuo English French Kikuyu Kiswahili Persian / Farsi Spanish
  21. Access Agriculture Training Video In Kenya, small-scale farmers stabilise river banks and reduce rainwater runoff from nearby plots by planting trees and grasses. Available languages Arabic Bemba Chitonga / Tonga English French
  22. Access Agriculture Training Video Stone lines induce a natural process of terracing as they trap sediments. Stone lines or stone bunds can slow down runoff, increase water infiltration and form the basis for improved production in semi-arid areas. By using the contours of low slopes water...
  23. Access Agriculture Training Video Introduction to sustainable land management practices which have a proven track record in Africa. They can help control land degradation and improve production for small scale farmers, despite the challenges of climate change. Available languages Bemba Chitonga...
  24. 2021-01-01 Water scarcity is a critical issue for agriculture, and, hence, efficient management and conservation practices for agricultural water use are essential for adapting to and mitigating the impacts of current and future discrepancy between water supplies and water demands. This Special Issue...
  25. 2018-01-01 Agricultural drainage, such as runoffs from farmlands and wineries, are contaminated waters. Their management is monitored by environmental protection authorities who set targets of volume or pollutant reductions. Due to large quantities and seasonal variations, the targets are often not met, and...
  26. 2003-06-20 Improving soil moisture with conservation agriculture Soil management in semi-arid savannas What we have learned Drought-proofing villages in Gansu province Spherical water tanks Managing water together Reflecting on farm pond development Farmer innovations in water harvesting Holding the rain...
  27. 2021-01-01 This book on "A Textbook on Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management (Theory and Praticals)" is a boon to the students of Agriculture as well as to all the people associated with agriculture. Various aspects of farming under rainfed agriculture have been deliberated and explored thoroughly in...

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