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dc.contributor.authorEvans, Alexandra E.V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGiordano, Meredith A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorClayton, Terryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-21T05:02:21Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-02T16:39:50Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-11-21T05:02:21Zen_US
dc.date.available2014-02-02T16:39:50Zen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/34537en_US
dc.titleInvesting in agricultural water management to benefit smallholder farmers in Madhya Pradesh, India.en_US
cg.subject.wleAGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENTen_US
cg.subject.wleHYDROLOGY/HYDROGEOLOGYen_US
cg.subject.wleMULTIPLE USES OF WATERen_US
cg.subject.wleSOCIO-ECONOMICSen_US
cg.subject.wlePOVERTY/FOOD SECURITY/LIVELIHOODSen_US
cg.subject.wleWATER STORAGEen_US
cg.subject.wleGROUNDWATERen_US
cg.subject.wleENERGYen_US
cg.subject.wlePRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATIONen_US
cg.subject.wleINSTITUTIONS/GOVERNANCE/POLICIES/REFORMSen_US
cg.subject.wleSMALLHOLDERSen_US
cg.subject.wleINVESTMENTen_US
dcterms.abstractThis Working Paper summarizes research conducted as part of the AgWater Solutions Project in the State of Madhya Pradesh, India, from 2009 to 2012. Agriculture accounts for 21% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Madhya Pradesh and state agriculture contributes substantially to India?s total annual wheat, pulses and soybean production. While the incidence of poverty has declined, it remains well above the national average of 21%. Researchers from the AgWater Solutions Project explored rainwater harvesting, drip irrigation and how investors might leverage the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). Research methodologies included rapid rural appraisals, interviews, survey questionnaires and literature reviews. The main findings indicate that: 1) small private rainwater harvesting structures would increase farm incomes, but development requires more flexible financing options for smallholder farmers; 2) replacing the current subsidy system with interest-free loans would be cheaper for the government, give farmers more choice and stimulate private sector innovation in drip irrigation; and 3) farmers would like more involvement in the decision-making processes of the MGNREGS, which already funds thousands of agricultural water management structures every year. Soft loans and pump rental markets for water-lifting and distribution systems would stimulate further development.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationEvans, Alexandra E. V.; Giordano, Meredith; Clayton, Terry. (Eds.) 2012. Investing in agricultural water management to benefit smallholder farmers in Madhya Pradesh, India. AgWater Solutions Project country synthesis report. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 19p. (IWMI Working Paper 151)en_US
dcterms.isPartOfIWMI Working Paper 151en_US
dcterms.issued2012en_US
dcterms.languageenen_US
dcterms.publisherInternational Water Management Instituteen_US
dcterms.subjectmadhya pradeshen_US
dcterms.subjectrain water managementen_US
dcterms.subjecttrickle irrigationen_US
dcterms.subjectprivate investmenten_US
dcterms.subjectprivate sectoren_US
dcterms.subjectloansen_US
dcterms.subjectdecision makingen_US
dcterms.subjectfarmersen_US
dcterms.typeReporten_US
cg.placeColombo, Sri Lankaen_US
cg.coverage.regionAsiaen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.countryIndiaen_US
cg.contributor.crpWater, Land and Ecosystemsen_US
cg.identifier.wlethemeLand and Water Productivityen_US
cg.coverage.iso3166-alpha2INen_US


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