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dc.contributorChand, Khemen_US
dc.creatorShalander, Kumaren_US
dc.identifier.citationKumar Shalander, Khem Chand. (30/11/2012). Assessing impact of Climatic Variability on Crop Yields in Rajasthan. Annals of Arid Zone, 51(3 & 4), pp. 212-217.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe paper analyzes yield sensitivity of major rainfed crops namely pearl millet, sorghum and maize to climatic variability in Rajasthan, the driest state of India. The yield time series data for the three selected crops were compiled for all 32 districts of Rajasthan from 1990 to 2006. For each crop only those districts where area sown under the crop was more than 5000 ha were included in the analysis. Consequently we included 14 districts for sorghum, 17 for pearl millet and 16 for maize and district wise monthly maximum temperature during crop season, wet day frequency and total precipitation as the basic climate variables. The effect of technological progress was removed by de-trending the productivity. The district-wise sensitivity estimates were grouped more homogeneously using multivariate cluster analysis. The yield of analyzed dryland crops was highly sensitive to weather variables. The increase in rainfall and number of rainy days would result in yield increment in most of the districts and vice-versa. Maximum temperature was found to influence the yields negatively in most of the districts. Finally we suggest research and development options for climate adaptation for different clusters of districtsen_US
dc.publisherArid Zone Research Association of Indiaen_US
dc.sourceAnnals of Arid Zone;51,(2012) Pagination 212,217en_US
dc.subjectweather sensibilityen_US
dc.subjectclimatic variabilityen_US
dc.subjectdryland cropsen_US
dc.subjectclimate impacten_US
dc.titleAssessing impact of Climatic Variability on Crop Yields in Rajasthanen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idShalander, Kumar: 0000-0001-8072-5674en_US
cg.subject.agrovoccrop productionen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerCentral Arid Zone Research Institute - CAZRIen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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