Research Outputs

Land, Labor, and Agricultural Innovations in a Semi-arid Region of Maharashtra, India: The Case of Bhojdari Village

We are happy to share a woking paper written by Koichi Fujita (Kyoto University), Yogesh Shinde (Watershed Organization Trust, Pune) and Ramkumar Bendapudi (Watershed Organization Trust, Pune). It is one of the research outcomes of the Grant-in-Aid No. 16H01896 on “New Developmental Stage of South Asian Agriculture and Rural Economies” (FY 2016-2020), represented by Dr. Koichi Fujita, Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University.

Impact assessment of Organic and SCI methods on green gram-rabi sorghum cropping sequence in Parner block of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra

WOTR has implemented Pro-Soil project funded by GIZ in 7 villages of Bhalwani Cluster (Parner block) of Ahmednagar district. This area suffers from twin problems of low productivity and high instability in rain as a result of inadequate and unpredictable rainfall. The primary aim of the project is to promote sustainable and inclusive approaches for soil conservation, rehabilitation of degraded lands and improve soil health to enhance the crop productivity.

Impact assessment of organic and SCI methods on paddy-Chickpea cropping sequence in Sakri block of Dhule district, Maharashtra

WOTR has implemented Pro-Soil project funded by GIZ in 5 villages of Pimpalner Cluster (Sakri block) of Dhule district. The primary aim of the project if to promote sustainable and inclusive approaches for soil conservation, rehabilitation of degraded lands and improve soil health to enhance the crop productivity. The aim was to do the impact assessment of organic and SCI methods of Paddy and Chickpea in Sakri block of Dhule district, Maharashtra. This study shows that how organic and SCI cultivation practices for paddy and chickpea increase the crop productivity.

Impact assessment of organic and SCI methods on soybean-wheat cropping sequence in Jalna district, Maharashtra

WOTR has implemented the Pro-Soil project funded by GIZ in 8 villages of Bhokardan taluka of Jalna district in Maharashtra. The primary aim of the project is to promote sustainable and inclusive approaches for soil conservation, rehabilitation of degraded lands and improve soil health to enhance the crop productivity. In these 8 villages, a total of 6,989 ha of land were selected for this project. Based on the soil tests carried out, plot and crop specific recommendations on nutrient management through organic methods were given to the farmers.

WOTR's article ' Identifying hotspots in land use land cover change and the drivers in a semi-arid region of India' published in Springer Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Journal'.

The study examines long-term land use/land cover change (LUCC) at a finer scale in a semi-arid region of India. The objectives were to study and quantify the spatiotemporal LUCC and uncover the major drivers causing the change in the Mula Pravara river basin, which is located in a semi-arid region of Maharashtra state, India.  From 1991 to 2016, the agricultural land area increased by approximately 98% due to the conversion of uncultivable and fallow lands to agriculture.

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