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Self-propelled multi-crop reaper for mechanics: experiential learning modules for sustainable intensification and agricultural service provision
The self-propelled multi-crop reaper is an innovative machine suitable for smallholder farmers growing small- and medium-grain crops like rice, wheat and barley. It can facilitate rapid and low-cost harvesting, and is of ...
Development of balanced nutrient management innovations in South Asia: lessons from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
(CSISA; CIMMYT; IFPRI; IRRI, 2019)
As part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Washington and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supported Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) and the USAID/Nepal Seeds and Fertilizer ...
Costs of diesel pump irrigation systems in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains: what options exist for efficiency gains?
(CSISA; CIMMYT; IFPRI; IRRI; University of Manchester, 2019)
Groundwater irrigation plays a critical role in supporting food security, rural livelihoods and economic development in South Asia. Yet, large disparities in groundwater access and use remain across the region. In the ...
Mental models and the potential for crop intensification in coastal Bangladesh: how do farmers’ perceptions reflect proposed agricultural development pathways?
The expanded use of surface water for irrigation, intensified farm management, and double cropping have been highlighted by the Government of Bangladesh as policy priorities and development imperatives in the coastal ...
What Contribution Can Surface Water Irrigation Make to Sustainable Crop Intensification in Bangladesh’s Feed the Future Zone?
(CIMMYT; IFPRI; USAID; IRRI, 2016)
Global food requirements are projected to increase until 2050. In South Asia, averagewheat, maize and rice yields have however increased by only 2.2 percent, 1.4 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively, since the 1960s.1 ...
Mind the Gender Gap in Farmers’ Preferences for Weather-Index Insurance
Weather-related risks are major sources of farm income fluctuations for rural households in low-income countries. To buffer against such risks and to encourage investment in intensified and high-value production, weather-index ...