Increase and enhance chickpea and pigeonpea production technologies in the farmers fields of two districts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka under Morocco-India Food Legume Initiative
Duration: 18/Mar/2013 - 30/Dec/2017
Locations: Andhra Pradesh / Karnataka / Asia
Project contact: CLL Gowda
Donor: OCP Foundation-Morocco
CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes
The overall goal of the project is dissemination of improved varieties and technologies for improving rural livelihoods and nutritional security of smallholder farmers through increased pulse production in the target states. This initiative will help in boosting national pulse production through adaptive research and faster technology dissemination.
The project strategy aims towards four essential goals:
1) Food and nutritional security;
2) Sustainable legume-based production system;
3) Natural resource conservation and environmental protection; and
4) Employment and income generation in the rural areas to eradicate the poverty.