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Author: R. Serraj, J. Bennett, B. Hardy
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
Keywords: increased, rainfed, production, improvement, crop, frontiers, rice, drought
Number of Pages: 80
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 9712202372
ISBN-13: 9789712202377

Rice drought-prone environments and coping strategies. Recent progress in breeding and genetics of drought resistance. Physiological and molecular mechanisms of drought resistance. Management of rainfed rice systems. Genes and genomics for drought-resistant rice. Conclusions and recommendations.

Author: Marianne Bänziger
Publisher: CIMMYT
Keywords: maize, theory, practice, tolerance, stress, drought, nitrogen, breeding
Number of Pages: 69
Published: 2000
ISBN-10: 9706480463
ISBN-13: 9789706480460

Introduction - why breed for drought and low N tolerance?; Conceptual framework - breeding; Conventional approaches to improving the drought and low N tolerance of maize; Conventional approaches challenged; The challenge of breeding for drought and low N tolerance; Maize under drought and low N stress; Conceptual framework - physiology; Water and the maize plant; Nitrogen and the maize plant; Maize under drought and low N stress - consequences for breeding; Stress management; Drought; Low N stress; Statistical designs and layout of experiments; Increasing the number of replicates; Improved sta

Author: Eriyagama, Nishadi
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: global, perspective, impacts, patterns, drought, mapping
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 9290907118
ISBN-13: 9789290907114

The study examines the global pattern and impacts of droughts through mapping several drought-related characteristics - either at a country level or at regular grid scales. It appears that arid and semi-arid areas also tend to have a higher probability of drought occurrence. It is illustrated that the African continent is lagging behind the rest of the world on many indicators related to drought-preparedness and that agricultural economies, overall, are much more vulnerable to adverse societal impacts of meteorological droughts. The study also examines the ability of various countries to satis

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: pradesh, india, andhra, strategies, drought, adaptation, overcoming
Number of Pages: 168
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0821366645
ISBN-13: 9780821366646

Using recent advances in modeling climate-related risks and adjusting state of the art catastrophic risk modeling techniques to drought, the study conducts an innovative long-term assessment of drought risks in Andhra Pradesh, India, and suggests strategies to reduce their impact, under several economic, drought management and climate change scenarios. The analysis deepens an understanding of climate risk adaptation strategies, including implications for agricultural and catastrophic risk insurance.

Author: Thenkabail, Prasad Srinivas, Gamage, M. S. D. Nila
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: monitoring, southwest, asia, assessment, drought, sensing, data, remote
Number of Pages: 34
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 9290905751
ISBN-13: 9789290905752

This report describes the development of the near real-time drought monitoring and reporting system for the region, which currently includes Afghanistan, Pakistan and western parts of India. The system is based on drought-related indices derived from high-resolution remote-sensing data (MODIS). The unique feature of the study is the development of regression relationships between drought-related indices obtained from MODIS and AVHRR data, which have different pixel-resolution and optical characteristics. The goal is to make the system available, via Internet, to all stakeholders in the region.

Author: K. S. Fischer
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
Keywords: environments, prone, drought, rice, breeding
Number of Pages: 106
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9712201899
ISBN-13: 9789712201899

Know your target environment; Breeding to improve yield under adverse environments: direct selection for grain yield; Breeding to improve yield under adverse environments: indirect selection using drought-tolerance traits; Case studies of the application of approaches for breeding for drought tolerance.

Author: Sadiqul I. Bhuiyan
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
Keywords: ricelands, rainfed, systems, reservoir, farm
Number of Pages: 159
Published: 1994
ISBN-10: 9712200663
ISBN-13: 9789712200663

On-farm rainwater storage and conservation system for drought alleviation: Issues and challenges; Hydrological characteristics of on-farm reservoir in rainfed rice-growing areas;Identification of potential areas for usos of the on-farm reservoir sustem for drought alleviation; Decision support model for optimizing economic returns from resource allocation in farms with rainwater storage facilities; Potential of on-farm reservoir use for increasing productivity of rainfed rice areas; The Philippine case; Philippine national program on small farm reservoirs: organization, experiences, and challe
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