Pilot Low Cost Irrigation Scheduling

An investigation was undertaken to find a solution that farmers could implement into their farming methods in order to reduce water consumption and then, in the future, seek a scaling up of that strategy. Tensiometers were trialed and made attractive to farmers through a structured field test, the results of which could then be used [...]

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Managing Evapotranspiration Using Quotas

Because overexploitation of groundwater across the basin is estimated to be 9 billion cubic meters annually, a program was developed to address the supply demand balance within the river basin, recognizing the impacts downstream. A 7-year program was developed (ending in 2011) that involved the implementation of an integrated water and environmental management strategy in [...]

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Integrated Watershed Management

Kothapally village comprises 465ha of mainly cultivated undulating farmland with a population of 1,492 supported by semi-subsistence agriculture in the area. The level of resource degradation before project implementation was serious – characterized by low rainwater use efficiency, high soil erosion and a lack of soil stabilization or infiltration enhancement mechanisms. The project placed an [...]

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Improved Water Management for Sugarcane Production

?The project intervention focused on introducing improved water management practices to reduce water use, in parallel with improved crop practices to increase crop yield. The program started small but grew to encompass over 1,000 farmers. Specifically, the project implemented several irrigation-related interventions, including: replacing serpentine irrigation with furrow irrigation, making irrigation scheduling dependent on estimated [...]

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