Skip to content
Start of page content below the header
14 November 2013
Organisation: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Agricultural Water Interventions for Sustainable Intensification – Upstream Downstream Trade-offs and Opportunities

This talk presented two sister projects in Ethiopia and India. In both case studies the SWAT model was used to analyze how scenarios of upstream water harvesting and nutrient application interventions impact downstream water availability.
The case study in Ethiopia shows that crop yields significantly increase with water harvesting and nutrient applications. By only implementing water harvesting yield scenarios show an increase by 65 % and by adding nutrient applications yields improved by up to 200 %. Water productivity also increases with water harvesting and application of nutrients. However, there is upstream-downstream water availability trade-offs that need to be take into account.

Read more…

These Slides are part of our event:

Past event


Agricultural Research for Development Conference 2013

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) were formulated as a tool for focusing development work during the first fifteen years of this millennium. Although not all of them will be achieved by...

24 September 2013
Uppsala, Sweden