Despite half the state suffering with water scarcity, Gujarat is one of the leading states that embraced the Indian green revolution with successes such as the Amul milk cooperative and cash crops like cotton, groundnut and sugar. Agricultural growth has however not been as inclusive. Smallholder farmers, especially in arid and semi-arid districts, need adapted climate-smart innovations to improve their livelihoods.
70% - Territory classified as arid or semi-arid
918:1,000 - The female-male ratio, one of the lowest among Indian states
2.02 ha - Average holding size, double the Indian average
49.6% - Workforce involved in the farming sector
572,000 tons – Production of pigeonpea and chickpea in 2013-14, about three quarters of total pulse production