Improved rainwater management
|Description:||Improved rainwater management assumes a decrease in the evaporative losses from rainfed agriculture and the creation of small scale reservoirs to harvest rainwater during the wet period and use it during a dryer period. Both measures lead to more efficient use of water and increased yields on rainfed fields.|
|Reference:||Rost et al., 2009;|
|Is implemented in:||Water|
|Associated theme items:||Precipitation (Water), Crop production (Food)|
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Effect : Improved rainwater management will lead to more efficient use of rainwater over the year and therefore a better fullfillment of crop water requirements. Further it will lead to more efficient use of the soil moisture because of a decrease in evaporative losses from bare soil. Both measures lead to increased yields of rainfed agriculture.