The workshop organizers had previously identified three pillars that directly influence land and water resources, its policies and institutions at a regional scale. These were: (1) Availability of the resources; (2) Access to the resources; and (3) Achievements that can be obtained through the use of the resources (yields, productivity and income enhancement from these land and water resources). The two-day workshop focused on identifying appropriate research questions that would help improve the livelihoods of the rural poor in these three areas to cope with spatial and temporal variability, and scarcity, of available land and water resources, improve farmersa access to these resources and ensure their distribution in an equitable manner, and achieve optimal productivity.Until recently, stagnation was blamed on the slow adoption of yield enhancing inputs such as chemical fertilizers, hybrid seeds, irrigation and agricultural implements such as pump sets and tractors. The argument was that annual flood- riskanbsp;...
|Title||:||Moving from water problems to water solutions: research needs assessment for the eastern Gangetic Plains|
|Author||:||Sharma, Bharat R.;, Prathapar, Sanmugam A|
|Publisher||:||IWMI - 9-09-13|