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Dynamic of Crop Diversification: Spatial Analysis in Myingyan Township, Mandalay Region
- Crop diversification does not simply relate evolving a crop combination for stimulating growth but also covers wider dimension of resources which are efficient for sustainability of ../ agriculture at its inter linkages with rest of economy. According to FAO (2001), crop diversification has been recognized as an effective strategy for achieving the objectives of food security, income growth, poverty alleviat ion, and employment generation, judicious use of land and water resources, sustainable agricultural development, and environmental improvement. The study area, Myingyan Township, is located in the Dry Zone of Central Myanmar. The combined effects of climatic condition and the exiting soil types lead to grow in number of crops. Actual l y it is just meant for the food security in the local area. Therefore, the crops which can be mat ured within the short growing season are selected by the local farmers by using various types of cropping pattern. As a result, many numbers of crops are cultivated as primary crops or double crops or mixed ones.
Tin Tin Moe
- Mandalay University Research Journal