Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum, Grain legumes, Chickpea, Groundnut, Pigeonpea, Finger millet
Eastern and Southern Africa
Five-year plan for driving Grain Legume and Dryland Cereals seed delivery systems through commodity value chains
Grain Legume, Dryland Cereals, Seed delivery systems, Value chains, Sorghum, Finger millet, Pearl millet, Groundnut, Chickpea, Pigeonpea, CRP GLDC, Seed Systems Interventions,
Eastern & Southern Africa Program, Genetic Gains Program
Dr Christopher Ochieng Ojiewo
ICRISAT Happenings 1868-1, 21 August 2020
Dryland cereals and legumes provide subsistence for more than half a billion people in the driest regions of the world. They are nutritionally rich; and are best fits for input-constrained, poor smallholder farmers in marginal zones as these crops are drought tolerant and resilient to harsh weather conditions. Though the focus of the strategy is primarily on sorghum, finger millet, pearl millet, groundnut, chickpea, pigeonpea, lentil, cowpea and soybean, it can also inspire improvement in delivery systems of rice, maize and wheat.