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Weedy rice: An emerging threat for direct-seeded rice production systems in India
(OMICS Publishing Group, 2013)
Rice is an important cereal crop in India for food security. Conventional practices for rice production (puddled transplanting) are labour-, water-, and energy-intensive. All of these resources are becoming increasingly ...
Rainfall risk and the potential of reduced tillage systems to conserve soil water in semi-arid cropping systems of southern Africa
(AIMS Press, 2016)
Improvement of household food security in the Limpopo Basin has been elusive due to a combination of factors related to information and market constraints, but also farmers’ risk aversion induced by the high variability ...
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 ...
Do mature innovation platforms make a difference in agricultural research for development? a meta-analysis of case studies
(Cambridge University Press, 2018)
Factors contributing to maize and bean yield gaps in Central America vary with site and agroecological conditions
(Cambridge University Press, 2019)
Conservation agriculture in an irrigated cotton-wheat system of the western Indo-Gangetic Plains: Crop and water productivity and economic profitability
Cotton-wheat cropping system is the second most important wheat based system in the South Asia (4.5 M ha) and India (2.6 M ha) and contributes significantly to the food security in the region. However, with the conventional ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...