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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2002 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 67-69
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2002.67.69
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Improvement Potential of Rod Kohi Farming in Upland Balochistan

Nadeem Sadiq , Anwar Shah and Ruhul Amin

A series of studies were conducted in Barkhan area of Balochistan to determine the efficiency of various engineering structures (division, diversion and check dams) on the “Rod Kohi” runoff farming. Low cost engineering structures (wooden sheet, loose stone, barbed wire, 15 " pipe nacca) were constructed, the cost ranged from Rs. 1500 to 4000 per structure. Rod Kohi farming provides livelihood for the majority of the farmers in the area. Wheat and mix sorghum-mung are the crops generally grown in the area. Traditional practices were done in the target area for the utilization of runoff water involving dividing and diverting the runoff water with local shrubs, sticks and plant residues etc. These engineering structures constructed in this study improved the overall efficiency of the runoff farming system and conflict free environment among farmers by efficient water distribution and diversion. A reduction from 7 to 2% in gradient control of the earthen channels and maximum of 25% increase in wheat yield were recorded.
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How to cite this article:

Nadeem Sadiq , Anwar Shah and Ruhul Amin , 2002. Improvement Potential of Rod Kohi Farming in Upland Balochistan. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 1: 67-69.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2002.67.69






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