IPI International Potash Institute
IPI International Potash Institute

Other Publications: e-ifc No. 29, December 2011

Rice-Maize Systems in Asia: Current Situation and Potential

2011. 232 p. Timsina, J., R.J. Buresh, A. Dobermann, and J. Dixon. Published by CIMMYT and IRRI. ISBN 978-971-22-0263-6. 

Rice-maize cropping systems have emerged in recent years on 3.5 million hectares in Asia in response to the increasing demand from a rapidly expanding human population for rice and livestock products. They are rapidly spreading in southern and northeastern India and Bangladesh, driven by the rising demand for maize by the poultry and fish sectors and the tightening world export-import markets.

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