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

dc.contributor.authorErenstein, Olaf
dc.contributor.authorFarooq, Umar
dc.contributor.authorMalik, R. K.
dc.contributor.authorSharif, Muhammad
dc.coverage.countryIndia, Pakistanen_US
dc.coverage.regionMiddle East & South Asiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-06T17:04:52Z
dc.date.available2009-08-06T17:04:52Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
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.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/4571
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseriesInternational Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lankaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesComprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Research Report, no. 19en_US
dc.subjectagricultureen_US
dc.subjectconservationen_US
dc.subjectwater resourcesen_US
dc.subjectriceen_US
dc.subjectwheaten_US
dc.subject.sectorAgricultureen_US
dc.subject.sectorWater Resource & Irrigationen_US
dc.titleAdoption and Impacts of Zero Tillage as a Resource Conserving Technology in the Irrigated Plains of South Asiaen_US
dc.type.methodologyField Reporten_US
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