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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 Impact of introduction of modern varieties on crop diversity.

This chapter reviews the impact of modern varieties on crop diversity through three detailed case studies on rice: (i) cultivar replacement in high-altitude rice in Nepal; (ii) cultivar replacement in upland rice in eastern India; and (iii) client-oriented breeding in low-altitude areas of Nepal....

Author(s)
Witcombe, J. R.; Joshi, K. D.; Virk, D. S.; Sthapit, B. R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937614)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Managing rice biodiversity on farms: the choices of farmers and breeders in Nepal.

Farmers’ choices, given the constraints they face, determine whether or not genetic resources of value to society for future crop improvement continue to be grown on farms. Plant breeders also influence crop biodiversity on farms through the supply of new genetic materials they develop. Using a...

Author(s)
Gauchan, D.; Smale, M.; Maxted, N.; Cole, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Participatory plant breeding in 10 rice in Nepal.

We describe here work over many years both in high-altitude villages of Nepal and in the lowland area of the Nepal terai on participatory crop improvement in rice. We focus on the interactions of farmers and scientists and the contributions each partner makes in participatory research. This has...

Author(s)
Joshi, K. D.; Sthapit, B.; Subedi, M.; Witcombe, J. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995854)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rice-wheat cropping systems in the Indo-Gangetic plains: issues of water productivity in relation to new resource-conserving technologies.

The rice-wheat cropping system is found on 13.5 million ha in south Asia and is one of the most important cropping patterns for food self-security in the region. This system is found in the fertile, hot semi-arid to hot subhumid regions of the Indus and Gangetic alluvial plains of Bangladesh,...

Author(s)
Hobbs, P. R.; Gupta, R. K.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996691)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Understanding farmers' knowledge as the basis for collaboration with plant breeders: methodological development and examples from ongoing research in Mexico, Syria, Cuba and Nepal.

There has been very little comparative research on farmers' and scientists' theoretical or conceptual knowledge, sometimes leading to reliance on untested assumptions in plant breeding projects that attempt to work with farmers. We propose an alternative approach that is inductive, based on a very...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.; Ceccarelli, S.; Grando, S.; Rana, R. B.; Rijal, D.; Ríos Labrada, H.
ISBN
2002 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995854)
Type
Book chapter

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