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Intensive Wet Rice Farming Case Study: Lower Ganges Valley, India
Location: The Ganges River flows from the Himalayas into the Bay of Bengal. Here because monsoon rains causes the Ganges to flood each
year which deposits alluvium (fertile silt) on the land and waters the rice crop.

Farming as a…

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Yields increased more than three times
Possible to grow up to three crops a year
Other crops grown which vary diet
Surplus food to sell in cities, creating profit
Improved standard of living


Poorest farmers unable to afford machinery, fertiliser and pesticide required
HYV's need more water and…


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