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Increasing yield stability and input efficiencies with cost-effective mechanization in Nepal
Nepal is at a crossroads of diminishing farm-labor and inadequate investment into farming operations that, among other factors, have stagnated domestic wheat yield. Cultural and economic constraints have hindered the ...
Using satellite data to identify the causes of and potential solutions for yield gaps in India’s Wheat Belt
(IOP Publishing, 2017)
Food security will be increasingly challenged by climate change, natural resource degradation, and population growth. Wheat yields, in particular, have already stagnated in many regions and will be further affected by ...
Identifying pathways for improving household food self-sufficiency outcomes in the Hills of Nepal
(Public Library of Science, 2015)
Maintaining and improving household food self-sufficiency (FSS) in mountain regions is an ongoing challenge. There are many facets to the issue, including comparatively high levels of land fragmentation, challenging terrain ...
Operational manual for mechanical transplanting of rice
(CSISA; CIMMYT; IFPRI; ILRI; IRRI, 2015)
This booklet highlights the benefits of mechanical transplanting of rice and discusses some of the operational and management issues that need to be addressed. It will serve as an easy, step-by-step guide for extension ...
Tips to increase maize yields in plateau of Odisha
(CIMMYT; IPRFI; ILRI; IRRI, 2015)
This easy-to-use manual is meant to provide maize farmers tips to improve their yields using improved cultivation practices. Specifically, it outlines which cultivars to use for different cropping systems, field preparation ...
Smallholder farmers' willingness to pay for scale-appropriate farm mechanization: evidence from the mid-hills of Nepal
This paper analyzes smallholder farmers' willingness to pay (WTP) for the purchase of scale-appropriate farm mechanization in the hill ecologies of Nepal using the case of mini-tiller technology: a small, 5–7 horsepower ...
Impact of conservation tillage in rice–based cropping systems on soil aggregation, carbon pools and nutrients
Tillage intensive cropping practices have deteriorated soil physical quality and decreased soil organic carbon (SOC) levels in rice–growing areas of South Asia. Consequently, crop productivity has declined over the years ...
Integrated weed management in rice: training of trainers modules
(CIMMYT; IRRI; CSISA, 2017)
In India, weeds are responsible for about 33% of total yield losses caused by pests, whereas insects and diseases are responsible for 26% and 20%, respectively. Weeds interfere with crops by competing for light, water, ...