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Influence of sources of seed on varietal adoption behavior of wheat farmers in indo-gangetic plains of India
Seed is the most crucial input in the crop production cycle. Although new seed varieties are developed and released frequently, they often do not reach the farmers because of underdeveloped and inefficient seed delivery ...
Improving irrigated rice production in the Senegal River Valley through experiential learning and innovation
Research facilitating farmer-researcher collaboration and experiential learning may provide the missing element to tailor crop management recommendations to meet farmers? needs. We tested different crop management systems ...
Comparative performance of conservation agriculture and current smallholder farming practices in semi-arid Zimbabwe
Conservationagriculture (CA) is currently promoted in sub-humid and semi-arid areas of sub-Saharan Africa as a means to increase crop water use efficiency and stabilize yields. In this study, conducted during three consecutive ...
Herbicide applied to Imidazolinone resistant-maize seed as a Striga control option for small-scale African farmers
Striga is a major constraint to food production in Africa. Most technologies developed for the eradication of Striga asiatica from the United States are not adaptable to Africa. Imazapyr and pyrithiobac coated imidazolin ...
Conservation agriculture in maize- and wheat-based systems in the (Sub)tropics: Lessons from adaptation initiatives in South Asia, Mexico, and Southern Africa
Conservation agriculture's underlying principles—minimal soil disturbance, soil cover and crop rotation—are increasingly recognized as essential for sustainable agriculture. This article summarizes three contrasting cases ...
Adoption analysis of resource-conserving technologies in rice (Oryza sativa)-wheat (Triticum aestivum) cropping system of South Asia
The bread and rice baskets of South Asia feeding 20% of world population are showing stalled production due to fatigued natural resource bases. The present survey assesses the constraints in adoption of integrated crop and ...
Conservation agriculture in mixed crop-livestock systems: Scoping crop residue trade-offs in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Conservation agriculture (CA) is being advocated to enhance soil health and sustain long term crop productivity in the developing world. One of CA's key principles is the maintenance of soil cover often by retaining a ...
Yield, water productivity and nutrient balances under the system of rice intensification and recommended management practices in the Sahel
Consumer demand for rice in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is increasing faster than for any other cereal. Governments in the Sahel are responding by promoting double-cropping of irrigated rice in the region's river basins, ...
Economics of fertilizing irrigated cereals in the indo-gangetic plains
On-farm studies in the Indo-gangetic plains (IGP) clearly indicated the positive response of cereals (rice, wheat, and maize) to NPK fertilization. Economic assessment of data, based on current as well as future fertilizer ...
Study into the commercialization of selected agricultural machines in Bangladesh
(CIMMYT; iDE, 2012)