Comparative economic and gender, labor analysis of conservation agriculture practices in tribal villages in india

Cynthia Lai, Catherine Chan, Jacqueline Halbrendt, Linsey Shariq, Pravat Roul, Travis Idol, Chittanrajan Ray, Carl Evensen

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Abstract

The tribal villages within the district of Kendujhar, Odisha State, India struggle with farming on marginal lands with an increasing detrimental effect on agricultural productivity. Research has been focused on the implementation of conservation agriculture (CA) practices, specifically: minimum tillage and intercropping in such villages. Results provide a comparative economic and gender labor analyses of selected CA practices, future implications, and insight for agribusinesses, farmers and policymakers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-86
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Food and Agribusiness Management Review
Volume15
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Conservation agriculture
  • Cowpea
  • Gender
  • India
  • Labor
  • Maize

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Business and International Management

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