Enhancing the income of resource poor farmers through introduction and expansion of improved crop production technologies (ICPT) of chickpea and other crops in rainfed rice fallow lands (RRFL) in Jharkhand
Duration: 13/Dec/2010 - 12/Dec/2013
Project contact: Pande, S
Donor: Department of Science & Technology (DST)-Government of India-India
The overall goal of the project is to demonstrate improved crop production technologies (ICPT) of chickpea and other traditional crops (linseed, lentil, mustard and field-peas) in rainfed rice fallow lands (RRFL), in participation with farmers. It also aims to develop a village-level seed system (VLSS) to achieve self-sufficiency in seeds of farmer-preferred improved varieties of chickpea and other traditional crops at individual household and village level for further expansion of ICPT. The project means to train farmers, NGOs, and Self Help Groups in ICPT components for cost effective management of biotic and abiotic constraints in sustainable intensification of rainfed rice fallows with chickpea and other traditional crops. The project also provides research backstopping for further improvement of chickpea and other traditional crops varieties traits and ICPT components [Integrated Disease Management (IDM), Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and Integrated Nutrient Management (INM)] as identified by researchers and farmers in the target area.