Project Details

Introduction and expansion of improved pigeonpea production technology in rainfed upland ecosystem

Duration: 01/May/2015 - 30/Apr/2019

Locations: Asia,India,Odisha

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. • To evaluate and identify newly developed high yielding disease resistant varieties and hybrids of pigeonpea for further introduction and expansion. • To promote cultivation of high yielding pigeonpea varieties in the marginal soils. • To develop village-level seed systems to achieve self-sufficiency in seed of farmer-preferred improved varieties of pigeonpea. • To build capacity of farmer and Self Help Groups in sustainable pigeonpea production technology components. • To provide research backstopping for refinement and research on pigeonpea and IPPT components as identified by researchers and farmers in the target area.

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