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Hybrid Rice for Indian Farmers

Myths and Realities

Hybrid Rice for Indian Farmers

In spite of huge capital and human resources invested over the past decade to develop and supply hybrid rice technology for Indian farmers, there has not been a noticeable impact on the sector. India has tried to emulate China's success story in the area of hybrid rice research and development, but Indian farmers have not readily accepted hybrid rice technology. This paper provides insights on why this has been so, based on the evaluation results of a study on farmers' experiences with hybrid rice adoption in India.

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