23 November 2011, Guthi, India - Farmers and project beneficiaries carrying out a discharge measurement of water from a bore well. Discharge measurements are carried out by trained farmers in over 700 monitoring observation wells. This is accomplished by measuring the time taken to fill a known capacity of drum. Based on this measurement the farmers have a good understanding of the pumping capacity of the wells, well performance, water requirement for different crops and the ways and means to increase the water use efficiency.
FAO Project: GCP/IND/181/GFF - Reversing Environmental Degradation and Rural Poverty through Adaptation to Climate Change in Drought Stricken Areas in South India: A Hydrological Unit Pilot Project Approach - MSP. The Goal of the project: Enabling the resource poor farming communities to practice sustainable land and water management for optimizing livelihoods and improving food and income security in the Deccan plateau region of southern India; The specific objective: Capacity building of farmers groups, farmers networks, farmers federation, participating NGOs and other development actors in Sustainable land and eco-system management for improved livelihoods.