Baseline Scenario of Rainy Season Pearl Millet Economy in Gujarat - Working Paper Series No. 41

Nagaraj, N and Ardeshna, N J and Haldar, S and Bantilan, M C S and Chandrakanth, M G (2013) Baseline Scenario of Rainy Season Pearl Millet Economy in Gujarat - Working Paper Series No. 41. Working Paper. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh.

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Gujarat state is one of the most important pearl millet producing states where it is consumed as staple food supporting poor smallholders and livestock in the harsh agroclimatic region. Currently, the productivity levels are relatively low due to limited adoption of dryland technologies by the poor. The Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enhancement (HOPE) project aimed at increasing the productivity of pearl millet by 35-40% over the base level. In this regard, the baseline survey was carried out in the primary project intervention area (HOPE) where improved technologies have been introduced and in matching control villages with comparable agro-ecological and market conditions in the non-intervention area (non-HOPE), where improved technologies have not been used. The objective of the baseline survey was to appraise the existing situation of the targeted clusters Radhanpur and Tharad with respect to adoption of technologies, productivity, income, yield gaps and other socioeconomic issues.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 05:10
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014 05:25
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