Adoption of Improved Sorghum Cultivars

Deb, U K and Bantilan, M C S and Hash, C T and Ndjeunga, J (2004) Adoption of Improved Sorghum Cultivars. In: Sorghum genetic enhancement: research process, dissemination and impacts. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics , Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, pp. 181-198. ISBN 92-9066-470-3

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Successful development of appropriate improved crop cultivars paves the way for their adoption by farmers. Adoption of improved cultivars is a necessary precondition for plant breeding creating favorable impacts on farm households. Impacts may be obtained through yield increases, quality improvement, reduction in unit cost of production and reduced production risks. This chapter is a compilation of information about the level of adoption of improved sorghum cultivars and factors influencing it. Adoption of improved sorghum cultivars was measured as a percentage of improved sorghum area in the total sorghum area. Based on their origin, adoption levels of improved sorghum cultivars were divided into four groups: (i) percentage of area sown to ICRISAT-bred cultivars; (ii) percentage of area sown to cultivars having ICRISAT parents; (iii) percentage of area sown to ICRISAT network cultivars; and (iv) percentage of area sown to non-ICRISAT (other) cultivars.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms Vibha Raju
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2011 09:29
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 11:56
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