Watershed Management and Agribusiness -A Symbiotic Growth
Watershed Management for the sustainability of natural resources depends on the inhabitants /People & Population in a micro watershed . Watershed manages the watershed area in such a way that people do not follow unwanted migration and resides/stay back within the villages /remote areas of the Watershed .
Of course! the watershed project can manage to construct the water harvesting and other related structures in watershed but the further management for its sustainability depends on inhabitants /People /Population residing in the particular watershed .The People with in watershed areas helps to maintain the constructed soil and water conservation structures like Ponds, check dams ,diversion drains etc.
They follow and adopt different means of maintaining the structures within the watershed by making Asset users group like Water user group etc. So, Watershed management requires the much needed concern of people for sustainability of watershed management . As a Management strategy ,Watershed management, along with focusing on Natural Resource Management, focuses on enhancing livelihood opportunities of the people.
Agribusiness is one such means that addresses and further widens the scope of enhancing the livelihood opportunities.
Watershed management, in process of providing livelihood opportunities through Agriculture ,addresses the business sector of agriculture . This way the people in the watershed are being benefited. Eventually, a significant relationship of Agribusiness with sustainability of watershed thus get established .
In other way, Watershed, in itself has integration of many Agriculture and allied sciences. Watershed Programme , creates an opportunity for all favorable conditions for technical, Physical and financial back up for flourishing of agriculture production and likewise further in expansion of Agribusiness .
From Agribusiness point view , it is tough to imagine Agribusiness to flourish better in any management conditions other than watershed management. Indeed, the Watershed management, through various ongoing watershed projects has proved it.
This way, the Agribusiness provide a support for sustainability in Watershed management and in turn the Agribusiness sector gets much needed support from watershed management. That’s how a symbiotic relationship between Watershed management and Agribusiness exist .
Originally posted 2016-09-27 11:07:01.