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Building resilience to climate and non-climate drivers of change through systems diversification with maize : scope and implications in the Western and Eastern IGP

By: McDonald, A.
Contributor(s): Jat, H.S | Kumar, V | Srivastava, A | Shrestha, R | Mittal, S | Keil, A | Aryal, J.P | Singh, B | Malik, R.
Material type: materialTypeLabelChapterPublisher: Bangkok, Thailand : CIMMYT; APAARI, 2014Subject(s): Maize varietiesOnline resources: Click here to access online In: Maize for Food, Feed, Nutrition and Environmental Security p. 432Summary: Northwestern India, especially the states of Haryana and Punjab, have long-standing concerns about declining water tables and soil quality degradation. This prompted renewed calls for investments from the Government of India, to diversify the Kharif-season staple crop production by replacing rice with crops like maize. Despite the emphasis on diversification, there are several ‘unknowns’ about potential markets, higher-economic risks for producers associated with crops that are not generally publically procured, as well as uncertainties about underlying hydrology processes and associated-resource-quality considerations – including the need to manage irrigation in ways that reduce the probability of secondary salinization in salt-affected soils. There are also significant feedback interactions between these factors that necessitate an integrative approach that unites socio-economic, bio-hysical, and policy dimensions in order to best estimate the implications of diversification at both the household- and regional levels.
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Northwestern India, especially the states of Haryana and Punjab, have long-standing concerns about declining water tables and soil quality degradation. This prompted renewed calls for investments from the Government of India, to diversify the Kharif-season staple crop production by replacing rice with crops like maize. Despite the emphasis on diversification, there are several ‘unknowns’ about potential markets, higher-economic risks for producers associated with crops that are not generally publically procured, as well as uncertainties about underlying hydrology processes and associated-resource-quality considerations – including the need to manage irrigation in ways that reduce the probability of secondary salinization in salt-affected soils. There are also significant feedback interactions between these factors that necessitate an integrative approach that unites socio-economic, bio-hysical, and policy dimensions in order to best estimate the implications of diversification at both the household- and regional levels.

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