Adoption And Productivity Impact Of Modern Rice Varieties In Bangladesh uri icon

abstract

  • Technological progress has helped Bangladesh to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production in 2001 from a heavy in port-dependence. despite doubling of population and a reduction in arable land since its independence in 1971. As the adoption of modern varieties (MV) of rice is reaching a plateau, particularly for the irrigated ecosystem. all important issue is whether the research system will be able to sustain the growth of production. The present paper addresses the following questions: (i) to what extent fanners have been replacing the old MV with the new MV. and (ii) what has been the impact of the variety replacement oil productivity and profitability. How crucial is the Continuous research and release of improved rice varieties toward improving farm production and income for farmers comes out as a clear message to policymakers from the current paper.

publication date

  • 2006
  • 2006
  • 2006