Dry-seeded rice for enhancing the productivity of rainfed drought-prone lands: lessons from Bangladesh and the Philippines

MA. Mazid, SI. Bhuiyan, MA. Mannan, L J Wade

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    Abstract

    In most rainfed drought-prone environments, water shortages constrain farm productivity toward the end of the season for the wet-season rice crop and/or for a second crop after rice. Dry seeding, instead of transplanting rice, may help solve this problem. Dry-seeded rice can be established and harvested earlier, with a reduced risk of drought to the crop and, at the same time, leave a longer favorable period for growing a postrice crop. Recent research has established the prospects of dry-seeded rice-based farming systems in drought-prone environments of various countries, including the Philippines and Bangladesh. This paper summarizes some of that research conducted within the auspices of the Rainfed Lowland Rice Research Consortium (RLRRC), a regional research network coordinated by IRRI. Some common issues that deserve further investigation are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDirect Seeding
    Subtitle of host publicationResearch Strategies and Opportunities, proceedings of a workshop
    Place of PublicationManila, Philippines
    PublisherIRRI Philippines
    Pages185-200
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9712201732
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventThe International Rice Research Institute, IRRI Conferences - Bangkok, thailand, Thailand
    Duration: 25 Jan 200028 Jan 2000

    Conference

    ConferenceThe International Rice Research Institute, IRRI Conferences
    Country/TerritoryThailand
    Period25/01/0028/01/00

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