Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Toward sustainable irrigated rice farming under increasing labor and water scarcity

IRRI Seminar

By Kei Kajisa
Senior scientist (agricultural economics)
Social Sciences Division

1315-1415 H, Thursday, 9 August 2012
Havener Auditorium, IRRI


Rapid development of the non-agricultural sector is causing a huge labor migration out of agriculture. Increasing demand for fresh water for industrial and domestic use, coupled with more erratic rainfall, is depriving agriculture of cheap and reliable irrigation.

Under such circumstances, irrigated rice farming is entering into a new management stage. Using micro- and macro-level data mainly from the Philippines, India, and China, this seminar explores the root of the problems and suggests possible future directions. 


IRRI Seminars are a forum for invited IRRI staff and guests to present information and their opinions on topics relevant to international rice research and the work of IRRI.

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