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Water saving irrigation: a key to sustain water productivity of rice under climate change scenario

Name of the Project :
Water saving irrigation: a key to sustain water productivity of rice under climate change scenario
Country:
Bangladesh, India, Australia, Cambodia
Project Location:  Bangladesh, India, Australia, Cambodia Professional staff  provided
By the company: 41
Name of Client: Asia Pacific Network, Japan and Bangladesh Science Foundation No. of man-months: 37
Start Date (month/year):     Jun 2013 Completion Date(month/year):
December  2017
Approx. value of services: 18.0  Million Taka
Name of Associate Firm, if any: Bangladesh Center for Development Research.
Bangladesh Agricultural Univ.
Bangladesh Agril. Research Inst.
No. of man-months of professional staff provided by associate firm(s):
No. : 15 Man-month:  18
Senior Staff Involved and Functions Performed:
Saon Banerjee, BCKV, India
M Asaduzzaman, Bangladesh Science Foundation, Bangladesh
Samsul Huda, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Robert Spooner-Hart, UWS, Australia
Preap Visarto, Cambodia
Philip Charlesworth, CARDI, Cambodia
Indrabrata Bhattacharya, BCKV, India
Team Members
Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
Rice is the staple food for nearly half of the world’s population, majority of them live in developing countries of Asia Pacific region. The crop occupies one-third of the world’s total area planted to cereals and provides 35–60% of the calories consumed by more than 3 billion people. Due to its physiological needs rice grown under flooded water regime. More than 80% of the developed freshwater resources in Asia are used to irrigate rice. Increase in atmospheric temperature due to climate change enhances the status of evapotranspiration loss from rice field. On the other hand emission of methane from deep ponded rice made this crop a contributor to global warming. Since last few decades, fresh water is becoming scarcer and share of irrigation in it is steadily declining. Thus there is a need for suitable irrigation strategy to produce more rice per drop of water. This will also need to ensure the food security for coming years.
Detailed Description of Actual Services Provided by the Organization :
The overall aim of the project is to develop a regional risk management approach for selected climate-scenario of the crop. The specific objectives are to work out the critical actual evapotranspiration value in terms of maximum yield and optimum water productivity

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