Duration: 01/May/2015 - 30/Apr/2019
Project contact: Dr C V Sameer Kumar (C.Sameerkumar@cgiar.org)
Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production- Government of Odisha-India
CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes
The overall goal of this project is to enhance food and nutritional security and income generation for the under privileged farmers of rainfed areas of Odisha. â€¢ To evaluate and identify newly developed high yielding disease resistant varieties and hybrids of pigeonpea for further introduction and expansion. â€¢ To promote cultivation of high yielding pigeonpea varieties in the marginal soils. â€¢ To develop village-level seed systems to achieve self-sufficiency in seed of farmer-preferred improved varieties of pigeonpea. â€¢ To build capacity of farmer and Self Help Groups in sustainable pigeonpea production technology components. â€¢ To provide research backstopping for refinement and research on pigeonpea and IPPT components as identified by researchers and farmers in the target area.