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Notes on the role of rural Pakistani women in farming in the Northwest frontier province
It is gradually being accepted that women in Pakistan make a direct contribution in the farming sector. The extent and nature of their contribution, however, is not fully known to development planners. In the past, very ...
Epidemiology of foliar blights (spot blotch and tan spot) of wheat in the plains bordering the Himalayas
(American Phytopathological Society (APS), 2005)
Helminthosporium leaf blight (HLB), a complex of spot blotch caused by Cochliobolus sativus and of tan spot caused by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, is a major wheat disease in South Asia. This 2-year study elucidated HLB ...
Mapping field-scale yield gaps for maize: An example from Bangladesh
Accurate estimation of the size and spatial distribution of the yield gap has many practical applications, including relevance to precision agriculture and technology targeting. The objectives of this study were to illustrate ...
Diseases of wheat in India other than rusts and smuts
(Division of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1970)
Wheat diseases in India were last summarized in 1961. This paper describes diseases of wheat noted during the past 2 years, with the exception of rust and smuts. Leaf spot diseases were widespread; Helminthosporium ...
Implications of hill farmers' agronomic practices in Nepal for crop improvement in maize
(Cambridge University Press, 2004)
An agro-ecological analysis of the maize component of an agroforestry system in the eastern mid-hills of Nepal was conducted in 1999. The aim of the study was to understand farmers' current maize cultivation practices as ...
Farmers' preference and informal seed dissemination of first Ug99 tolerant wheat variety in Bangladesh
(Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2011)
Farmers' preference study and informal seed dissemination was carried out through farmer participatory variety selection (PVS) during 2006-2007 to 2008-2009 by the Wheat Research Centre (WRC), Bangladesh Agricultural ...
Identification of genomic associations for adult plant resistance in the background of popular South Asian wheat cultivar, PBW343
Rusts, a fungal disease as old as its host plant wheat, has caused havoc for over 8000 years. As the rust pathogens can evolve into new virulent races which quickly defeat the resistance that primarily rely on race ...
Identifying high-yield low-emission pathways for the cereal production in South Asia
(Springer Verlag, 2018)
Increasing agricultural production to meet the growing demand for food whilst reducing agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is the major challenge under the changing climate. To develop long-term policies that address ...
Household energy consumption and its determinants in Timor-Leste
(Asian Development Bank Institute; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2016)
Using data from the 2007 Timor-Leste Living Standards Survey, this paper examines the determinants of household energy choices in Timor-Leste. The majority of households are dependent on dirty fuels such as fuelwood and ...
Controlling foliar blight of wheat in South Asia: A holistic approach
(The Scientific and Technology Research Council of Turkey, 2005)
Foliar blight is a major biotic constraint to wheat in the Gangetic plains of south Asia, particularly in the rice-wheat system. The disease occurs as a complex of spot blotch and tan spot caused by C. sativus and P. ...