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The lentil: botany, production and uses.

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This book provides a comprehensive review of current lentil research. It contains 26 chapters covering topics on lentil global production, supply and demand; origin, phylogeny, domestication and spread; plant morphology, anatomy and growth habit; agroecology and adaptation; genetic resources collection, characterization, conservation and documentation; genetic enhancement for yield and yield stabi...


Chapter 26 (Page no: 425)

The impact of improvement research: the case of Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

This chapter discusses the state of adoption of improved lentil cultivars in Bangladesh and Ethiopia using survey data, the factors constraining the diffusion of new lentil cultivars, the ex post economic impacts based on the adoption that has already taken place, and the costs of the time lag in new lentil cultivar adoption. The chapter is organized in 8 sections. The first section provides an overview of lentil research and development. The second section introduces the study areas and the third section describes the household surveys. The fourth section provides estimates of the profitability of new lentil technologies. The fifth section documents the adoption of new lentil cultivars. An analysis of the factors influencing the adoption of new lentil cultivars is presented in the sixth section. The economic impacts of lentil improvement research and the methods used in estimation are discussed in the seventh section. A discussion of results, their implications or lessons for research and extension are presented in the eighth section.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Erskine, W. Muehlbauer, F. J. Sarker, A. Sharma, B.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 4) Global production, supply and demand. Author(s): Erskine, W.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 13) Origin, phylogeny, domestication and spread. Author(s): Cubero, J. I. Pérez de la Vega, M. Fratini, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 34) Plant morphology, anatomy and growth habit. Author(s): Saxena, M. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 47) Agroecology and crop adaptation. Author(s): Materne, M. Siddique, K. H. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 64) Genetic resources: collection, characterization, conservation and documentation. Author(s): Furman, B. J. Coyne, C. Redden, B. Sharma, S. K. Vishnyakova, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 76) Genetics of economic traits. Author(s): Sharma, B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 102) Genetic enhancement for yield and yield stability. Author(s): Sarker, A. Aydogan, A. Chandra, S. Kharrat, M. Sabaghpour, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 121) Breeding for short season environments. Author(s): Rahman, M. M. Ashutosh Sarker Shiv Kumar Asghar Ali Yadav, N. K. Rahman, M. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 137) Improvement in developed countries. Author(s): Muehlbauer, F. J. Mihov, M. Vandenberg, A. Tullu, A. Materne, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 155) Advances in molecular research. Author(s): Ford, R. Mustafa, B. Baum, M. Rajesh, P. N.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 172) Breeding and management to minimize the effects of drought and improve water use efficiency. Author(s): Shrestha, R. Siddique, K. H. M. Turner, D. W. Turner, N. C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 194) Soil nutrient management. Author(s): Yadav, S. S. McNeil, D. L. Andrews, M. Chen ChengCi Brand, J. Guriqbal Singh Shivakumar, B. G. Gangaiah, B.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 213) Cropping systems and production agronomy. Author(s): Masood Ali Singh, K. K. Pramanik, S. C. Ali, M. O.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 229) Biological nitrogen fixation and soil health improvement. Author(s): Quinn, M. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 248) Mechanization. Author(s): Diekmann, J. Al-Saleh, Y.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 262) Diseases and their management. Author(s): Chen, W. D. Basandrai, A. K. Daisy Basandrai Banniza, S. Bayaa, B. Buchwaldt, L. Davidson, J. Larsen, R. Rubiales, D. Taylor, P. W. J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 282) Insect pests and their management. Author(s): Ram Ujagir Byrne, O. M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 306) Virus diseases and their control. Author(s): Kumari, S. G. Larsen, R. Makkouk, K. M. Muhammad Bashir
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 326) Weed management. Author(s): Yenish, J. P. Brand, J. Pala, M. Haddad, A.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 343) Parasitic weeds. Author(s): Rubiales, D. Fernández-Aparicio, M. Haddad, A.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 350) Seed quality and alternative seed delivery systems. Author(s): Bishaw, Z. Makkawi, M. Niane, A. A.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 368) Nutritional and health-beneficial quality. Author(s): Grusak, M. A.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 391) Postharvest processing and value addition. Author(s): Vandenberg, A.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 408) Food preparation and use. Author(s): Raghuvanshi, R. S. Singh, D. P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), PO Box 5466, Aleppo, Syria.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934873
  • Record Number
  • 20093211164