Comparing productivity of rice under system of rice intensification and conventional flooding: A switching regression approach


Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important food crops for more than 50% of the world population (Atera et al., 2018). Globally, about 160 million hectares are estimated to be under rice production with an annual production of approximately 500 million metric tons (Kirby et al., 2017). The demand for rice has increased steadily over the years, thus playing a major role in many countries in terms of strategic food security planning policies.In recent years, rice crop yield has slowed considerably therefore failing to keep up with the population growth thus leading to shortages and higher prices that have adversely affected smallholder rice.


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