Crop-livestock interactions and livelihoods in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India: A regional synthesis
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Erenstein, O., W. Thorpe, J. Singh, and A. Varma. 2007. Crop-livestock interactions and livelihoods in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India: A Regional Synthesis. Mexico, D.F.: CIMMYT.
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The research and development community faces the challenge of sustaining crop productivity gains, improving rural livelihoods, and securing environmental sustainability in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP). This calls for a better understanding of farming systems and of rural livelihoods, particularly with the advent of, and strong advocacy for, conservation farming and resource-conserving technologies. This report presents a regional synthesis of four scoping studies to assess croplivestock interactions and rural livelihoods in each of the four subregions of the Indian IGP: the Trans-Gangetic Plains (TGP: Punjab and Haryana), the Gangetic Plains of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Bihar, and West Bengal.