Intercropping in traditional farming systems

Jodha, N S (1979) Intercropping in traditional farming systems. Monograph. ICRISAT, Hyderabad.

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This is a revised version of the paper presented at the International Intercropping Workshop held in January 10-13, 1979, ICRISAT.


Though largely neglected by researchers and planners, intercropping is a key element of traditional farming systems. Its superiority over sole cropping has bean shown in terms of higher and dependable gross returns per hectare as we1l as per unit of peak period 'Labor use. Its potentia1 for greater employment ls also revealed'. Studies show that intercropping is largely a system of sma1l and unirrigated farms. A significant imp1ication of this finding Is that any breakthrough in intercropping technology wi11 help poor farmers more than the rich...

Item Type: Monograph (Monograph)
Series Name: Progress Report No.3
Uncontrolled Keywords: RP2047
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2014 06:07
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 06:11
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