This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Associated with Projects R7830, R7839 and PD 140. In India, work has
been done to bridge the 'production gap' between current and potential
levels of production in high-potential, irrigated rice systems. This is
often the result of farmers not taking up new technologies as a result
of poor communication. They need to know, for example, that using both
groundwater and surface water means that they can plant and harvest
early and still have time to grow a wheat crop. In India, this and other
techniques were tested and then promoted using a low-cost communication
strategy, including field-based demonstrations and the production of
communication products in Hindi. These made clear to producers the
benefits of establishing rice nurseries early. They also showcased the
benefits of using the water available in rice systems for more than one
thing—such as aquaculture.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.
NRSP23, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 84.