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Rainwater harvesting ex situ

Rainwater harvesting ex situ

  • How can development agencies help with adaptation to climate change?

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    Climate change threatens to undo any progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, with the world’s poorest people suffering the most from its impacts. Development agencies already advocate for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, but they must also adopt a new role, focusing on helping people to adapt to climate change.Adaptation is
    the ability to respond and adjust to the actual or potential impacts of
    changing climatic conditions. This can be to reduce harmful impacts or to exploit
    opportunities. Research from Tearfund, a UK-based

  • Agro-hydrological Evaluation of On-Farm Rainwater Storage Systems for Supplemental Irrigation in Laikipia district, Kenya

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    The main objective of the study was to evaluate the hydrological and economic performance of farm ponds with the view of assessing their contributions to water and food security in semi-arid agro-systems of Kenya. Agro-hydrological evaluation of on-farm runoff storage systems entailed field survey, monitoring of water losses, analysis of rainy seasons and dry spell occurrence, soil moisture and water balance, estimation of supplemental irrigation requirement and farm-level cost-benefit analysis of cabbage production using low-head drip irrigation system.

  • Adoption Driver and Constraints of Resource Conservation Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    With increasing population, the pressure on agriculture to provide food and livelihoods is equally increasing. According to this study, given the ever-growing population in the arid and semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa, and the decreasing possibilities to increase or change the cultivated area, standard recommendations across Africa"s savannahs are to make the best use of rainwater and to maintain the productivity of the land.

  • Conservation Agriculture and Smallholder Farming in Africa: The Heretics" View

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    According to this article, conservation agriculture is claimed to be a panacea for the problems of poor agricultural productivity and soil degradation in sub-Saharan Africa. Conservation agriculture offers the means that can prevent further destruction of precious soils, increase rainwater use efficiency and labour productivity, thereby ensuring higher and more stable yields.

  • Climate-smart agriculture in Sri Lanka

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    The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects the ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness.

    CSA technologies and practices present opportunities for addressing climate change challenges, as well as for promoting economic growth and development of the agriculture sector according to the authors of this country report on Sri Lanka.

  • Farmers’ preferences for climate-smart agriculture an assessment in the Indo-Gangetic plain

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    This study was undertaken to assess farmers’ preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for various climate-smart interventions in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. The research outputs will be helpful in integrating farmers’ choices with government programs in the selected regions. The Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) was selected because it is highly vulnerable to climate change, which may adversely affect the sustainability of the rice-wheat production system and the food security of the region.

  • Business and Climate Change Adaptation

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    India’s vulnerability to climate change impacts is profound since around 650 million Indians are dependent on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods; around 250 million Indians live along a 7500 km of coastline that is at high risk due to sea level rise and extreme weather events. Maximum number of business are situated near coastal areas and near river /other water bodies, many of the 10,000-odd Indian glaciers are receding at a rapid rate; and deforestation is happening (Garg et. al., 2015)

  • Alternatives to Portland Cement

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    Alternatives to Portland Cement

    Cement is an important binding agent in concretes, mortars and renders, and is used for the production of walling blocks and roofing tiles.