HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 28 no. 1 (2003)

Participatory Assessment of Medium-Duration, High-Yielding Varieties for Improved Yield and Efficient Rice Production in Bay Islands, Andaman

S. C. Pramanik | S.s. Ghosh | R.l. Sagar | S. Nawaz | S. Ghoshal Chaudhuri

Discipline: Agriculture



Most of the area under rice (12,000 ha) in the Andaman Islands is planted to long-duration photoperiod-sensitive traditional variety C14-8. Besides its very low productivity (1.8 t ha–1), this variety is not suitable for medium upland valley cultivation as it would delay the sowing of a second crop (vegetables/pulses) in the cropping sequence. A participatory rural appraisal pointed to the farmers’ need for medium duration high-yielding rice varieties (HYVs) in these areas (Conway 1985).