A First of its Kind Measured Root Zone Moisture Irrigation Innovation by Centre for Environment Concerns, Hyderabad
Measured Root Zone Moisture for water-soil-plant synergy to optimize water savings.
Microbe’s with native inoculums as bio-diverse biological multiplication for Soil health.
Mychorisae for root health to maximize plant nutrient uptake
Management of data for farmer confidence, preparedness & efficient use of productive resources
A study of Drip compared to SWAR showed 40% less water application, 10% higher yield, low weeds, early fruiting, more bio-mass and higher root-to-shoot ratio, and low weed growth.
Multiple Fields showed SWAR to use 40-60% less water, 10% higher yield, 20% less nutrient application, 30% less electricity, 75% % less labor cost on weed control, and ration water to the moist root zone to end high fruit tree mortality, saving a valuable asset.
Ecological Dividend on Bangalore road median to foster bees & butterflies, bio-diverse species, water harvest, and use efficiency and end release of toxic gases.
SWAR earlier version won the Paris International Agriculture Exposition
SWAR earlier version won the Securing Water for Food (SWFF) USAID prize money of One
Hundred Thousand US Dollars.
CEC won Expo 2000 Hannover “Sustainable Development of Marginal Rain fed Crop Lands & Livelihoods award. UNDP took CEC approach for wide adoption and led by women.
1984-1990 Environment education, studies on hotspots, training & capacity building of activists
1990-2000 Dry land farming, Studies and Development of Fallow lands, Participatory forestry,
2000-2005 Integrated Pest Management on cotton, Dialogue on river water management
2005-2012 Technologies and Field implementation to enhance National Rural Employment Scheme
2012-2018 Efficient Water Technology Innovations suiting tropical countries like India
2018- Soil health & Water Synergy to maximize productive natural resources
2022 – Deepen and demonstrate Water-soil-energy-plant-climate change nexus for planet health
SWAR irrigation technology innovation with 60% water savings compared to drip systems is co-created with farmers and scientists by defining “Ideal Irrigation Architecture Suiting Water Scarce Areas Drought Areas”
Tribal women install SWAR at homestead in District Mahaboobnagar to grow vegetables for household nutrition and share with community
Urban roof top cultivation much liked by women to see flowers and vegetables grow and the enticing of bees, butterflies and birds
Living Compost: CEC innovation of locally made soil Microbes and Mychorisae assist to maximize water-soil-plant synergy to produce healthy food and sustainable crop production.