Crop improvement, Poverty Dynamics
Grain legumes, Groundnut
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
Peanut farming gains popularity in char areas
BARI, OPEC, Chinabadam-8, Peanut Farming, Dr Manjurul Kadir, Poverty Alleviation
Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)
ICRISAT and BARI with the financial support of OPEC are implementing a project for promoting peanut cultivation of peanut in Jamalpur district. Sources in the Jamalpur Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS) said farmers were supplied 100-kilogram BARI Chinabadam-8 variety free of cost. With the seeds, 100 farmers cultivated peanut on 50 acres of land in Islampur Upazila and 40 farmers on 25 bighas of land in Jamalpur Sadar Upazila.
Genetic Gains Program, Pre-breeding, Genomics & Trait Discovery