Strengthening Farmers’ Knowledge for Better Weed Management in Developing Countries

Adusumilli, N R and Malik, R K and Yadav, A and Ladha, J K (2014) Strengthening Farmers’ Knowledge for Better Weed Management in Developing Countries. In: Recent Advances in Weed Management. Springer, pp. 391-405. ISBN 978-1-4939-1018-2

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Of more than 3 billion people (nearly half of the world’s population) who live in rural areas, around 2.5 billion derive their livelihoods from agriculture [1], which remains crucial to developing countries and their economies for meeting the demands of affordable food, feed, energy, and the security of their populations. Approximately, three quarters of the world’s agricultural value is generated in developing countries and, in many of these, the agriculture sector contributes as much as 30 % to gross domestic product (GDP). It has been observed that GDP growth from agriculture benefits the incomes of poor people two to four times more than the

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Resilient Dryland Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: Developing countries, Weed management, Best practices, Information technology, Training, Workshops, Extension, Knowledge, Farmer field schools (FFS),
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 03:34
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 03:34
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