Water Harvesting for Upgrading of Rainfed Agriculture: Problem Analysis and Research Needs

Water harvesting has great potential to improve on-farm crop yields and food security for farmers in dry regions. This report synthesizes the current level of understanding in the field of water harvesting for crop production, identifies key research needs, and outlines water harvesting to upgraded rainfed agriculture in the semiarid regions as an area of strategic interest for Sweden. Not only would research and development efforts on increased biomass production concur with the Swedish Executive summary development agenda to reduce hunger and poverty, but also help mitigate human induced climate change.