Project Details

Scaling-up and popularization of high yielding pigeonpea hybrids for enhancing productivity of small and marginal farmers of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Odisha states of India

Duration: 01/Jun/2016 - 31/May/2019

Locations: Asia / India / Karnataka / Maharashtra / Odisha

Project contact: Dr G L Sawargaonkar (

Donor: National Agricultural Research Systems/Institutes

CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes

To enhance the productivity of pigeonpea based systems using high-yielding hybrids along with improved land, water and crop management practices including soil test based nutrient management options. To promote cultivation of early maturing high-yielding pigeonpea hybrids in alfisols and medium duration hybrids in vertisols. To develop village-level seed systems to achieve self sufficiency in seeds of farmer-preferred improved varieties of pigeonpea. To build capacity of farmers and Self Help Groups (SHGs) in sustainable pigeonpea production technology components as well as sensitization of the policy makers for sustainable pigeonpea production techniques in the targeted states. To provide technical back-stopping for refinement of pigeonpea production technologies and also undertake strategic research to address the constraints identified by the farmers and other stakeholders in the target areas.

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