An IRRI Seminar
By Takashi Yamano
Senior Scientist-Impact Assessment Specialist
Social Sciences Division (SSD)
20 August 2015
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.