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International collaboration in crop improvement research: current status and future prospects
Investments over the past 35 years have created s system of national and international research centers that has revolutionized the supply of improved cereal varieties to developing country farmers. The newly created ...
Wheat and rice in the Nepal Tarai: farm resources and production practices in Rupandehi District
(CIMMYT; NARC, 1996)
A survey was conducted in Rupandehi District of the Nepal Tarai as part of a longer term research program to monitor changes in farmers' resources and production practices in the area's rice-wheat cropping systems. The ...
Increasing the productivity of underutilized lands by targeting resource conserving technologies-A GIS/remote sensing approach: a case study of Ballia District, Uttar Pradesh, in the eastern gangetic plains
The Indo Gangetic Plains (IGP) of South Asia, formed by the fluvial action of the Indus and Ganges River systems, is one of the world’s major food grain producing regions. The region supports some of the most densely ...
Adoption and impacts of zero-tillage in the rice-wheat zone of irrigated Punjab, Pakistan
(RWC; CIMMYT, 2007)
This study documents the adoption and impacts of zero-tillage (ZT) wheat in the rice wheat systems of Pakistan’s Punjab province primarily drawing on a detailed empirical survey of 458 rice-wheat farmers. Our random ...
Adoption and impacts of zero tillage as a resource conserving technology in the irrigated plains of South Asia.
The recent stagnation of productivity growth in the irrigated areas of the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia has led to a quest for resourceconserving technologies that can save water, reduce production costs and improve ...
Impact of zero tillage in India's rice-wheat systems
To date, the most widely adopted resource conserving technology (RCT) in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) has been zero-tillage (ZT) for wheat after rice, particularly in India. This report reviews and synthesizes the ...
Rice - wheat atlas of South Asia
(IRRI; CIMMYT; NARS, 1992)
The maps included in this publication have been designed to illustrate a number of the spatial changes that have occurred in South Asia's rice-wheat farming system over the past decades. The selection of maps presented is ...
Wheat in the rice-based farming system of the Punjab: implications for research and extension
(CIMMYT; NARC, 1984)
The planting of wheat after rice is a major cropping pattern in the Punjab, occupying 0.5 million ha. in the Districts of Sheikhupura and Gujranwala alone. In this irrigated area, however, wheat yields remain low and ...
Biophysical and socio-economic characterization of cereal production systems of Central Nepal
The domestic food security of Nepal is critically depended on the sustainability of the cereal production systems of Central Nepal Terai region, as the major share of nation's cereal production comes from the agro-ecological ...
Cereals in China
China, which has a very long history, abounds in agrarian testimonies from Neolithic times. As the sinologist Joseph Needham once wrote, “the fundamental occupation, the root pen and the basis of the nation’s wealth and ...