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Integrated System of Rice Intensification (ISRI) for Enhancing Land and Water Productivity

Publisher: IIWN

Today growing enough food to feed 9 billion people by 2050, with limited land, water and nutrient resources under changing climate is a major challenge in agriculture. Rice is the staple food for more than 3 billion people in the world, making it the most important food crop for human consumption and food security. To fulfill needs of the growing population, global average rice yield needs to be increased by 12% over the yield level of 2005 by 2015. Greatest challenge for rice farming is water scarcity and erratic rainfall pattern. Given that rice is a dietary staple for half the world with annual production of 463 mt in 2011, then 1.2 x 1015 liters of water is required for rice production globally.

Author(s): Rabindra Kumar Panda, Om Prakash Verma, Sachidulal Raychaudhuri, Rajeeb Mohanty, Amod Thakur | Views(286) | Download (120)

  
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