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Agricultural Economics Research Review
Year : 2019, Volume : 32, Issue : 2
First page : ( 289) Last page : ( 294)
Print ISSN : 0971-3441. Online ISSN : 0974-0279.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-0279.2019.00040.5

Does the System of Rice Intensification make a difference to resource use efficiency? evidence from Tripura, India

Majumder Saddam H*, Gogoi P B, Hazarika J P, Deka Nivedita

Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam, India

*Corresponding author: shmajumder@rediffmail.com

JEL classification C80, D24, D61, P52, Q00, Q19

Online published on 25 March, 2020.

Abstract

Using data from 120 rice farmers in Tripura, this paper compares resource use efficiency in rice production under the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) vis-à-vis conventional methods. The results show that the SRI uses less seeds and irrigation without adversely affecting rice yield, leading us to conclude that the SRI is more efficient than the conventional method of rice cultivation.

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Keywords

System of Rice Intensification (SRI), resource use efficiency, Tripura.

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