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Thursday, August 20, 2015, 01:15pm - 02:15pm
Distribution and Impact of Stress-Tolerant Rice Varieties in South AsiA
Senior Scientist-Impact Assessment Specialist
Social Sciences Division (SSD)
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.
Havener Auditorium, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, 4030 Laguna, Philippines