Total factor productivity of rice-wheat cropping systems in India - the role of legumes

Kumar, P and Joshi, P K and Johansen, C and Asokan, M (2000) Total factor productivity of rice-wheat cropping systems in India - the role of legumes. In: Legumes in rice and wheat cropping systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plain - constraints and opportunities. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, pp. 166-175. ISBN 92-9066-418-5

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During the past three decades, the rice-wheat cropping systems (RWCS) in India significantly contributed to enhancing food grain production and achieving food self-sufficiency and food security. The production system now is under threat due to stagnating or declining total factor productivity. Legumes can play a significant role in enhancing the factor productivity of this most important and productive production system in the country. Ironically, rice and wheat have replaced the principal legumes over a period of time. With the availability of high-yielding and short-duration varieties of important legumes, there is a need to incorporate them in RWCS to improve the sustainability of the system so as to meet future food grain demands without degradation of the natural resource base.

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Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
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Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 09:26
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