The impact of adopting risk-reducing, drought-tolerant rice in India

This study evaluates the effectiveness of Sahbhagi Dhan as a drought-tolerant rice variety in India. The study used a randomized controlled trial to evaluate Sahbhagi Dhan by providing Sahbhagi Dhan seeds to randomly selected farmers in treatment villages in either 2012 or 2013. The treatment farmers were subsequently interviewed by enumerators along with the same number of randomly selected control households in nearby villages. The 2012 randomized controlled trial involved 420 farmers; the study area was significantly expanded in 2013 to cover different drought conditions, and 1,270 farmers were added to the sample.