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Assessing soil properties and nutrient availability under conservation agriculture practices in a reclaimed sodic soil in cereal-based systems of North-West India
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
Soil quality degradation associated with resources scarcity is the major concern for the sustainability of conventional rice-wheat system in South Asia. Replacement of conventional management practices with conservation ...
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 ...
Unpacking ‘sustainable’ cocoa : do sustainability standards, development projects and policies address producer concerns in Indonesia, Cameroon and Peru?
(Taylor and Francis; Taylor & Francis, 2018)
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 ...
Mexican tropical cream cheese yield using low-fat milk induced by trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid : effect of palmitic acid
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
The trans-10, cis-12 isomer of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduces milk fat in dairy cows, causing a lower cheese yield. This could be mitigated by adding palmitic acid (PA) to the diet, as it stimulates fat synthesis ...
The relative importance of drought and other water-related constraints for major food crops in South Asian farming systems
Variation in water availability is a major source of risk for agricultural productivity and food security in South Asia. Three hundred and thirty expert informants were surveyed during 2008-09 to determine the relative ...
Drought susceptibility of modern rice varieties : an effect of linkage of drought tolerance with undesirable traits
(Nature Publishing, 2015)
Green Revolution (GR) rice varieties are high yielding but typically drought sensitive. This is partly due to the tight linkage between the loci governing plant height and drought tolerance. This linkage is illustrated ...
Application of a bias-corrected meta-frontier approach and an endogenous switching regression to analyze the technical efficiency of conservation tillage for wheat in South Asia
(Springer Verlag, 2018)
Conservation tillage (CT) options are among the most rapidly spreading land preparation and crop establishment techniques globally. In South Asia, CT has spread dramatically over the last decade, a result of strong policy ...
Climate smart agriculture, farm household typologies and food security An ex-ante assessment from Eastern India
(Elsevier Masson, 2018)
One of the great challenges in agricultural development and sustainable intensification is the assurance of social equity in food security oriented interventions. Development practitioners, researchers, and policy makers ...