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Adapting agriculture to changing climate of South Asia
([Barnsley Chronicle], 2017)
South AsiaSA is very vulnerable to current as well as future climatic risks owing to its large population, food demand and poverty. There is an urgency to increase the adaptive capacity of the region’s agriculture to a ...
Evaluation of long-term conservation agriculture and crop intensification in rice-wheat rotation of Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia : carbon dynamics and productivity
In the context of deteriorating soil health, stagnation of yield in rice-wheat cropping system (RWCS) across Indo- Gangetic plains (IGP) and environmental pollution, a long term field experiment was conducted during 2009–2016 ...
Assessment of large seed banks requirement for drought risk management in South Asia
Agriculture in South Asia is largely dependent on rainfall, where about two-thirds of the cultivable lands lack irrigation facilities. In recent years, increasing frequency and severity of droughts have had a severe impact ...
Direct Nitrous Oxide emissions from Tropical And Sub-Tropical Agricultural Systems : a review and modelling of emission factors
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017)
There has been much debate about the uncertainties associated with the estimation of direct and indirect agricultural nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions in developing countries and in particular from tropical regions. In this ...
A global analysis of alternative tillage and crop establishment practices for economically and environmentally efficient rice production
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017)
Alternative tillage and rice establishment options should aim at less water and labor to produce similar or improved yields compared with traditional puddled-transplanted rice cultivation. The relative performance of these ...
Physical and chemical properties of a sandy loam soil under irrigated rice-wheat sequence in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia
(OMICS International, 2017)
Resource conservation technologies (RCTs) such as zero tillage (ZT), dry direct seeded rice (DSR) and crop residues as mulch are known to increase productivity and profitability of rice-wheat system (RWS) in South Asia. ...
Sustainable crop intensification through surface water irrigation in Bangladesh? A geospatial assessment of landscape-scale production potential
Changing dietary preferences and population growth in South Asia have resulted in increasing demand for wheat and maize, along side high and sustained demand for rice. In the highly productive northwestern Indo-Gangetic ...
Yield and yield attributes as affected by different sowing dates and different maturity classes cultivar on direct seeded rice
(Aufau Periodicals, 2017)
Field experiment was conducted to appraise the effect of different sowing dates and different maturity class’s cultivars on yield and yield attributes of the direct seeded rice during the Kharif season of 2014 and 2015, ...
Smallholder farmer innovation and contexts in maize-based Conservation Agriculture Systems in Central Malawi
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2017)
The increased threat of food insecurity and climate change requires more sustainable ways of agriculture intensification in African smallholder farming systems. Ample evidence confirms that maize-based conservation agriculture ...
Greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural food production to supply Indian diets : Implications for climate change mitigation
(Elsevier Masson, 2017)
Agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally. The growing global population is putting pressure on agricultural production systems that aim to secure food production while minimising GHG emissions. ...