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New chickpea varieties on the way 

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Resource ID

18514

Access

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Policy & Institutions, Seed systems

Crops

Grain legumes, Groundnut, Pigeonpea

Systems

Farming Systems, Cropping Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Eastern and Southern Africa

Global Date

10/Jul/2020

Title

New chickpea varieties on the way

Keywords

Improved chickpea varieties, Malawi,MSIDP, Farmer participatory research, Seed size, Seed quality, Crop diversification, Food security, Income security

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Eastern & Southern Africa Program

Story Partners

The Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS) and the Department of Agricultural Extension Services (DAES), both under the Ministry of Agriculture in Malawi ; The Legumes Development Trust; International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1862-5, 10 July 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/new-chickpea-varieties-on-the-way/

Description

ICRISAT Malawi aims to develop new adapted and productive chickpea varieties by 2020. To speed up the release process, the MSIDP, through ICRISAT, is introducing material bred at its other centers and conducts farmer participatory research to identify the best adapted materials for Malawi. Along with the three varieties, a complete technology package for production is being tested alongside. After two years of experimentation, it is clear that women prefer early-maturing materials to bridge their household legume requirements, while men consider seed size as the most important quality, for increased grain weight at the market.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

10/Jul/2020

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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