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The economics of wet seeding : inducements to and consequences of some recent changes in Philippine rice cultivation

Coxhead, Ian A


The objective of this study is to analyse the reasons for, and consequences of, adoption by farmers in Gapan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines of a new method of rice cultivation.The innovation is wet seeding of rice - the broadcasting of seed instead of transplanting of seedlings. It is thought that wet seeding, which is relatively capital-intensive compared to transplanting, has become economically feasible to farmers because agricultural factor markets in the Philippines are distorted in a way that...[Show more]

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Date published: 1984
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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