|List of Abbreviations xi|
|Regulatory Frameworks: Why do We Need Them? xvii|
|J. Farrington and J.R. Witcombe|
|Part 1: An Analysis of Varietal Testing|
|1. Introduction 3|
|D.S. Virk and J.R. Witcombe|
|2. Trial Testing Sites in the All India Coordinated Projects— 7|
|How well do they Represent Agro-ecological Zones and Farmers' Fields?|
|A.J. Packwood, D.S. Virk and J.R. Witcombe|
|3. Resource Allocation and Efficiency of the Varietal Testing System 27|
|J.R. Witcombe, D.S. Virk and A.G.B. Raj|
|Part 2: Varietal Release and Popularization|
|4. Introduction 47|
|P.S. Sodhi, D.S. Virk and J.R. Witcombe|
|5. The Extent and Rate of Adoption of Modern Cultivars in India 53|
|J.R. Witcombe, A.J. Packwood, A.G.B. Raj and D.S. Virk|
|6. The Regulatory Framework for Varietal Testing and Release in India 69|
|1. Release and Popularization of Cultivars in Rajasthan 85|
|8. Release and Popularization of Cultivars in Madhya Pradesh 105|
|9. Release and Popularization of Cultivars in Gujarat 119|
|10. Introduction 135|
|11. Participatory Approaches in Pearl Millet Breeding 143|
|E. Weltzien R., M.L. Whitaker, H.F.W. Rattunde,|
|M. Dhamotharan and MM. Anders|
|12. Fanner Participatory Approaches for Varietal Improvement 171|
|A. Joshi and J.R. Witcombe|
|13. Participatory Breeding in Rice 191|
|Part 4: Scaling up|
|14. Introduction 201|
|P.S. Sodhi, A. Joshi and J.R. Witcombe|
|15. The Role of NGOs in the Popularization of Varieties:|
|A Case-study from Western India 205|
|M. Garg, P.S. Sodhi and A. Joshi|
|Part 5: Bibliography and Annexes|
|Annexes 1 to 4 221|
|List of Contributors 255|
|Subject Index 257|
|Author Index - 269|
Professor John Witcombe is Director of CAZS-NR at Bangor University. His research interests include Farmer participation in development of agricultural technologies, Participatory plant breeding and participatory varietal selection, Plant breeding, Marker-assisted selection, Agricultural biodiversity
John Farrington is with the Overseas Development Institute.
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