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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    India, Southern Asia

    Stagnating yield and declining input use efficiency in irrigated wheat of the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) coupled with diminishing availability of water for agriculture is a major concern of food security in South Asia. The objective of our study was to establish an understanding of how wheat yield and input use efficiency can be improved and how land leveling and crop establishment practices can be modified to be more efficient in water use through layering of precision-conservation crop management techniques. The ?precision land leveling with raised bed?

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2011
    India, Southern Asia

    Stagnating yield and declining input use efficiency in irrigated wheat of the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) coupled with diminishing availability of water for agriculture is a major concern of food security in South Asia. The objective of our study was to establish an understanding of how wheat yield and input use efficiency can be improved and how land leveling and crop establishment practices can be modified to be more efficient in water use through layering of precision-conservation crop management techniques.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    India, Asia

    This article examines the processes of change in a large lagoon system, and its implications for how commons can be managed as commons in the long run. We use two related concepts in our analysis of change: commonisation and decommonisation; commonisation is understood as a process through which a resource gets converted into a jointly used resource under commons institutions that deal with excludability and subtractability, and decommonisation refers to a process through which a jointly used resource under commons institutions loses these essential characteristics.

  4. Library Resource
    Jurisprudence
    January, 2011
    India

    This is a judgment of Supreme Court of India to check grabbing of village common land including ponds and water bodies (called in different names) by unscrupulous persons, political clout, powerful vested interests, corrupt state authorities, etc by fraudulent practices and ensure their protection and safeguard.

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2011
    India

    The irrigated rice-wheat cropping system is the predominant and most profitable farmingsystem in north-west India, especially in Punjab. However, there are growing concerns aboutthe environmental effects of the system, particularly with the practice of burning rice stubbles,due to its adverse effects on human health and air pollution. In this paper we consider thewide array of policy settings that tend to favour current land uses and management practicesand their impact on the farming system over time.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2011
    India

    Recent studies in the literature examining impact of government seed price intervention on adoption of Bt cotton get different results depending on the specifics of the situation analyzed. According to one study, reduction in seed prices enables farmers to buy seeds at lower prices and this can result in surge of area sown under Bt cotton. The other view holds that seed price interventions have little impact on the adoption rates rather these interventions may adversely affect firms’ incentives to innovate. Which of the two views characterize adoption of Bt cotton in India?

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2011
    United States of America, Vietnam, Peru, Belarus, Australia, Kazakhstan, India, Russia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand

    This paper discusses the economic implications of the preferential trade agreements that New Zealand is currently negotiating, using a computable general equilibrium modelling framework. The New Zealand dairy industry is a particular focus in the results, which come from the GTAP model produced by Purdue University.

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