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Productivity and Efficiency Impacts of Zero Tillage Wheat in Northwest Indo-Gangetic Plains

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  • Vijesh Krishna
  • Prakashan Veettil

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Conservation agriculture (CA) technologies are being developed for the cereal production systems of South Asia to address the multifaceted problems of decelerating agricultural productivity, resource scarcity, climate change, and negative environmental externalities generated by the conventional production system. This study is a detailed investigation on one of the prominent CA technologies, namely zero tillage (ZT) wheat, where we quantify productivity and efficiency impacts using stochastic non-smooth envelopment of data approach. This paper analyses the adoption pattern and productivity impacts of a resource-conserving technology (RCT) in wheat cultivation using semi-parametric frontier production approach.

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  • Vijesh Krishna & Prakashan Veettil, 2015. "Productivity and Efficiency Impacts of Zero Tillage Wheat in Northwest Indo-Gangetic Plains," Working Papers id:7716, eSocialSciences.
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