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The goals of smallholders in rainfed areas are generally to reduce risks, generate income, and achieve food security. These goals, to some extent, could be achieved by practicing intercropping.  Farmers could more effectively utilize their land area and time and thus increase their income and production...

The government of Bangladesh has supported land-use intensification, with an initial focus on rice which now covers 78% of total arable land. While this...

In Bangladesh, in terms of food security for the increasing population and the transformation of agrifood systems, the dominant double-cropping based pattern...

In southern Vietnam, government support has facilitated the adoption of ecological engineering for pest management by thousands of rice farmers. Despite...

Compared to the high cost of labor and inputs for the transplanted rice cropping system, the improved TAR VATTAR DSR technology saves farmers them about...

In a recent review paper on the practice of conservation agriculture (i.e., minimum mechanical soil disturbance, organic soil cover, and crop species diversification)...

Because of the simultaneous emergence of weeds and rice in direct-seeded rice (DSR), weeds are more problematic in DSR than in transplanted rice systems....

The low average maize yield in the state of Odisha is associated with nutrient-depleted lateritic soils, high monsoon rainfall variability coupled with...

Laser land leveling strongly complements sustainable rice production practices as it can help increase water, seed, and fertilizer use efficiency by at...

Dry direct-seeded rice (DDSR) offers several advantages: rapid planting, easy mechanization, less labor and water requirement, and early maturity with...