HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 29 no. 2 (2004)

Farmers' participatory evaluation of saline-tolerant rice varieties

L. Ponnusamy | N. Thenmathi

Discipline: Agriculture



Promising salt-tolerant lines should undergo on-farm evaluation to validate recommendations for their wider adoption (Jauhar Ali et al 1999). Low rice yield caused by soil salinity and water stress was assessed by farmers through a participatory rural appraisal (PRA) under a World Bank-funded National Technology Project (NATP) called " nstitution Village Linkage Program for Technology Assessment and Refinement in the Coastal Agro-Ecosystem of Tiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu." We conducted the present investigation with farmers to assess the performance of rice varieties (Trichy 1 and Trichy 2) grown by farmers and to evaluate their salinity tolerance.