ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Case of Improved Samba Mahsuri

The Samba Mahsuri rice variety, though popular among farmers, millers and consumers, faces the threat of bacterial leaf blight in certain conditions. Based on feedback from farmers and others, this article assesses the Improved Samba Mahsuri variety in comparison, focusing on its capacity to cope with BLB, adoption of the improved variety by farmers, and the value it generates. It recommends a strong institutionalised supplyof seeds, and permitting additional private players in the production and distributionof the ISM variety.
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