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Adoption and Impacts of Zero Tillage as a Resource Conserving Technology in the Irrigated Plains of South Asia

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dc.contributor.author Erenstein, Olaf
dc.contributor.author Farooq, Umar
dc.contributor.author Malik, R. K.
dc.contributor.author Sharif, Muhammad
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-06T17:04:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-06T17:04:52Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4571
dc.description.abstract "The recent stagnation of productivity growth in the irrigated areas of the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia has led to a quest for resource-conserving technologies that can save water, reduce production costs and improve production. The present synthesis of two detailed country studies confirmed widespread adoption of zero tillage (ZT) wheat in the rice-wheat systems of India’s Haryana State (34.5% of surveyed households) and Pakistan’s Punjab province (19%). The combination of a significant 'yield effect' and 'cost-saving effect' makes adoption worthwhile and is the main driver behind the rapid spread and widespread acceptance of ZT in Haryana, India. In Punjab, Pakistan, adoption is driven by the significant ZT-induced cost savings for wheat cultivation. Thus, the prime driver for ZT adoption is not water savings or natural resource conservation but monetary gain in both sites. Water savings are only a potential added benefit." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Research Report, no. 19 en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject rice en_US
dc.subject wheat en_US
dc.title Adoption and Impacts of Zero Tillage as a Resource Conserving Technology in the Irrigated Plains of South Asia en_US
dc.type.methodology Field Report en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India, Pakistan en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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