Monday, 17 August 2015

​Distribution and Impact of Stress-Tolerant Rice Varieties in South Asia

An IRRI Seminar

By Takashi Yamano​​
Senior Scientist-​Impact Assessment Specialist
Social Sciences Division (SSD)

20 ​A​​ugust 2015
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Havener Auditorium


​​The presentation summarizes recent adoption and impact assessment studies on stress-tolerant rice varieties in South Asia, more specifically focusing on their dissemination in Eastern India and Bangladesh. Area estimates of stress-tolerant rice and other varieties based on the 2014 survey of more than 7,000 households in Bangladesh and India will be presented. Farmers' sequential use of Swarna-Sub1 over two years, rice variety replacement behavior and preference on all varieties, and awareness and past use of stress-tolerant rice and other varieties will also be discussed.

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