The integrated pest management (IPM) of chickpea in Nepal project is a sustainable development model implemented by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid tropics (ICRISAT) and the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) in collaboration with the Nepal Agricultural Research Council. Five hundred chickpea producers were selected from four districts in the hillside Terai region. In this the first part of the study it was found that rotation of chickpea cuts down the use of chemical fertilizers and also enhances the output of paddy significantly. The model brought about a positive effect on soil, income and health of people living below the poverty line. This model can be applied elsewhere in the world, where similar agro ecological features are available, for alleviation of poverty. The project succeeded in bringing about a change in the status of village women who are major players in the agriculture sector of Nepal.
Bourai, V.A.; Pande, S.; Neupane, R.K.; Joshi, P.K. Chickpea Production Constraints and Promotion of Integrated Pest Management in Nepal. (2003) 32 pp. ISBN 92-9066-462-2