Participatory and sustainable watershed management and the introduction of pigeonpea are two striking examples of ICRISAT's research that could help the rural population of the young and mountainous State of Uttarakhand to combat widespread land erosion, and improve family nutrition and livelihoods.

61.4% - Share of territory under forests in Uttarakhand

45% - Part of the workforce involved in agriculture in Uttarakhand

90.8% - Share of holdings of less than  2 hectares n Uttarakhand

100,000 ha - Uttarakhand's target for area to be covered under pigeonpea by  2016 

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