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Cover for Scientific strength in rice improvement programmes, varietal outputs and adoption of improved varieties in South Asia.

This chapter This chapter focuses on improvements in rice production in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Information on the cultivar outputs and adoption of improved rice cultivars in South Asia are also presented.

Author(s)
Pandey, S.; Velasco, M. L.; Yamano, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards long-term nutrition security: the role of agriculture in dietary diversity.

A major obstacle to securing investments in agriculture and food-based approaches for improving nutrition is providing proof of efficacy. Do food-based approaches lead to reductions in malnutrition? To answer this question we need to develop a credible evidence base that articulates the links in...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Meerman, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A food systems approach to increase dietary zinc intake in Bangladesh based on an analysis of diet, rice production and processing.

The potential to increase the zinc content of rice in communities has been under-exploited. An understanding of the zinc content of rice in communities may be used to plan programmes by identifying and plugging the 'nutrient leaks' in the food system from soil to plate. This chapter describes a...

Author(s)
Mayer, A. B.; Latham, M. C.; Duxbury, J. M.; Hassan, N.; Frongillo, E. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937140)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Distributional impacts of commodity prices in developing countries.

In this chapter, household production and consumption data are combined with national price data to simulate the welfare effects of increases in staple prices. The focus is on the rural sectors of nine developing countries and on six types of staple crops. The results show that since most rural...

Author(s)
Filipski, M.; Covarrubias, K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641058)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The right rice in the right place: systematic exchange and farmer-based evaluation of rice germplasm for salt-affected areas.

Traditional approaches for introducing improved rice varieties to farmers have demonstrated significant impact in favourable ecosystems in Asia, but with limited success in unfavourable ecosystems, as in saltaffected areas. Developing rice varieties with wider adaptation and broader tolerance of...

Author(s)
Singh, R. K.; Redoña, E.; Gregorio, G. B.; Salam, M. A.; Islam, M. R.; Singh, D. P.; Sen, P.; Saha, S.; Mahata, K. R.; Sharma, S. G.; Pandey, M. P.; Sajise, A. G.; Mendoza, R. D.; Toledo, M. C.; Dante, A.; Ismail, A. M.; Paris, T. R.; Haefele, S. M.; Thomson, M. J.; Zolvinski, S.; Singh, Y. P.; Nayak, A. K.; Singh, R. B.; Mishra, V. K.; Sharma, D. K.; Gautam, R. K. (et al)
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rice varieties and cultural management practices for high and sustained productivity in the coastal wetlands of southern Bangladesh.

The importance of including farmers in targeted breeding and participatory variety selection (PVS) to ensure the adoption of high-yielding varieties was demonstrated in the coastal wetlands of the Ganges-Brahamputra Delta of southern Bangladesh. Five sites were selected for conducting 'mother and...

Author(s)
Salam, M. A.; Islam, M. R.; Rahman, M. S.; Rahman, M. A.; Bhuiyan, M. A. R.; Seraj, Z. I.; Aditya, T. L.; Uddin, M. K.; Mondal, M. K.; Ismail, A. M.; Adorada, D. L.; Mendoza, R. D.; Tumimbang-Raiz, E. B.; Gregorio, G. B.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil characteristics of saline and non-saline deltas of Bangladesh.

The delta soils of Bangladesh occur in the coastal region of the Ganges tidal flood plain, the young Meghna estuarine flood plain, the old Meghna estuarine flood plain and the Chittagong coastal plains. Although delta soils constitute some of the most productive lands of the country, their...

Author(s)
Saleque, M. A.; Uddin, M. K.; Salam, M. A.; Ismail, A. M.; Haefele, S. M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water supply and demand for dry-season rice in the coastal polders of Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh, about 1.0 million ha of land, most of which remain fallow in the dry season, are affected by varying degrees of salinity. Studies show that utilization of river water is a feasible technology for dry-season rice (locally known as boro rice) cultivation, but reservoir volume limits...

Author(s)
Mondal, M. K.; Tuong, T. P.; Sharifullah, A. K. M.; Sattar, M. A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improving the productivity of the rice-shrimp system in the south-west coastal region of Bangladesh.

The production of wet-season rice (mid-August to mid-December) followed by dry-season (mid-December to mid-August) shrimp (Penaeus monodon) is a common farming system in the south-western coastal region of Bangladesh. Experiments were conducted in the farmers' fields during the rice- and...

Author(s)
Alam, M. J.; Islam, M. L.; Saha, S. B.; Tuong, T. P.; Joffre, O.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the impact of small-scale coastal embankments: a case study of an LGED polder in Bangladesh.

Shrimp farming has proved to be a highly profitable agricultural activity compared to rice farming in coastal areas with brackish water. It is, however, widely perceived that shrimp farming has negative effects on socioeconomic equity, food security and the environment. In response to the negative...

Author(s)
Chowdhury, A. K. M.; Jenkins, S. A. M.; Hossain, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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