Agriculture remains the backbone of Andhra Pradesh's economy. Raising agricultural productivity and farmers' resilience are crucial development priorities for the State in the years to come. ICRISAT’s research in the State, such as the recent breakthrough in chickpea breeding, ICT innovations for better agricultural learning or a consortium approach for better natural resource management, are helping towards this goal.
70.4% - Share of Andhra Pradesh's population living in rural areas (2011 census)
86.2% - Land holdings of less than 2 hectares in Andhra Pradesh
80% - Share of improved pearl millet seeds produced in India that comes from Andhra Pradesh