Potential for diversified cropping in the rice lands of Sri Lanka
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Wijayaratna, C. M.; Panabokke, C. R.; Aluwihare, P. B.; Charles, S. H.; Sakthivadivel, R. 1996. Potential for diversified cropping in the rice lands of Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI). xiv, 105p. (IIMI Country Paper Sri Lanka 14)
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Internet URL: http://publications.iwmi.org/pdf/H_20028i.pdf
The main objective of this study was to examine and assess the potential for expanding the cultivation of OFCs on rice lands, based on data available over a decade (1982-92) in respect of extents cultivated as well as changes that have taken place on different categories of irrigated lands in the country. The study highlights the great weaknesses of the database on diversified cropping, including basic information such as extents and crop yields. Establishment and maintenance of an accurate spatial database using a Geographic Information System (GIS) should therefore be given a high priority.
SubjectsIRRIGATION MANAGEMENT; IRRIGATED FARMING; RICE; CROPS; DIVERSIFICATION; CROP PRODUCTION; YIELD; ECONOMIC ASPECTS; COSTS; FARMER-AGENCY INTERACTIONS;
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