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Farm-level opportunities for increasing productivity and income in the High Barind Tract: a synthesis

Farm-level opportunities for increasing productivity and income in the High Barind Tract: a synthesis

Orr, Alastair, Riches, Charles R., Mortimer, A.M., Harris, D. and Mazid, M.A. (2008) Farm-level opportunities for increasing productivity and income in the High Barind Tract: a synthesis. In: Riches, Charlie, Harris, D., Johnson, D.E. and Hardy, B., (eds.) Improving agricultural productivity in rice-based systems of the High Barind Tract of Bangladesh. International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Laguna, pp. 9-24. ISBN 9712202291

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Abstract

This paper synthesizes recent research by two projects to develop new technology for the High Barind Tract in Bangladesh. Farmers in this complex drought prone
ecosystem usually grow a single crop of transplanted aman rice. The research strategy was to expand the area that could be planted to rabi crops using residual soil moisture by introducing new technology that advanced the harvest of rice and improved yields of chickpea. Direct-seeded rice (DSR) with long-duration variety Swarna and introduced varieties of short-duration rice(SDR) gave earlier harvesting without reducing rice yields. Higher-quality seed, seed priming, and improved crop management also improved the profitability of chickpea. Because the farming system is complex, SDR and DSR should not be seen as prescriptive recommendations but as choices that allow timely rice establishment with variable monsoon rainfall. Dissemination of these technologies requires local partnerships to build a reliable supply chain to deliver
knowledge and inputs to farmers.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1]Taken from the Workshop: Improving agricultural productivity in rice based systems of the High Barind Tract, Bangladesh, March 4-5, 2006 [2]In partnership with Google Books, IRRI provides full-text versions of more than 350 publications for which it owns the copyright
Uncontrolled Keywords: rice, crop management, High Barind Tract, aman rice
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2140

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