On-farm Adaptive Research in Asia

McDonald, D and Nigam, S N and Gowda, C L L (1993) On-farm Adaptive Research in Asia. In: Cereals and legumes: an Asian perspective. Summary Proceedings of the CLAN Country Coordinators' Consultative Meeting, 29 Sep.to 1 Oct.1993, ICRISAT Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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In the late 1980s ICRISAT became involved wi th the Indian national agricultural research system (NARS) in on-farm research on groundnut, pigeonpea, and chickpea, wi th the major objective of transferring improved production technology to farmers in the semi-arid tropics of India. The results obtained were promising; trials on farmers' fields over a 3-year period showed increases in groundnut yield over traditional systems of 32% from the use of improved varieties, 25% from the use of improved cultural practices, and 50-150% from the combination of these two factors. Several Asian countries expressed interest in this approach, and funds were provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for ICRISAT to organize a meeting wi th NARS representatives from Asia,

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2011 05:13
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2011 05:13
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3325
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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