Project Details

Improving farmer livelihoods and food security through enhanced legume productivity in India and Myanmar

Duration: 10/Oct/2010 - 30/Apr/2013

Locations: Myanmar / India / Asia

Project contact: RangaRao, GV

Donor: European Commission (EC)-Belgium,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

The overall goal of the project is to empower farmers and researchers in India and Myanmar to improve livelihoods through enhanced productivity of legume crops.   The main objectives are to:  enhance the productivity and production of legume crops (groundnut, chickpea and pigeonpea) through scaling up of  better adapted  cultivars and crop management technologies in target areas of India and Myanmar;  evaluate and fine-tune the seed production model developed to consolidate the  legume seed requirement of the country; and  strengthen the capacity of partners (researchers and farmers) to develop, test and disseminate new varieties and crop management technologies that increase crop productivity and production

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