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Title: Water Management, Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies
Authors: M. Dinesh Kumar, M. V. K. Sivamohan and Nitin Bassi
Mr Tim Hardwick, Ms Ashley Irons
Keywords: Water supply India Management
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Description: This book addresses strategies for food security and sustainable agriculture in developing economies. The book focuses primarily on India, a fast-developing economy whose natural resource base is not only under enormous stress, but also complex and not amenable to a uniform strategy. It critically reviews issues which continue to dominate the debate on water management for agricultural and food production. The book examines, using global and national datasets, the validity of the claim that large water resource projects cause serious social and environmental damage. It then explores the potential of these systems for tackling groundwater mining, sustaining well irrigation and reducing the energy footprint of irrigated agriculture through return flow recharge in the command areas. The authors examine claims that the future of Indian agriculture is in rain-fed farming supported by small water harvesting. They question whether water-abundant eastern India could, through a groundwater revolution with the right policy input, become the granary of India. In the process, they look at the less researched aspect of the food security challenge, which is land scarcity in eastern India.
ISBN: 978–0–415–62407–7
Appears in Collections:Food Security Studies

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