Policy and strategy for increasing income and food security for poor farmers in Nepal and South Asia through improved crop management of high yielding chickpea in rice fallows.
One of the major purposes of the present project was to identify and synthesise lessons from the preceding project (R7885/Z0440) to enable the development of a more robust and sustainable strategy for broadening the adoption of the activities validated in R7885. Other objectives were to raise awareness of NGOs, the private sector and Government Organisations (GOs) to these benefits of chickpea ICM and in doing so, strengthen their capacity to provide farmers with the information and support needed to embed the practise of producing high yielding chickpea throughout chickpea growing regions of Nepal. Furthermore, we sought to influence similar institutions in Bangladesh and India – thereby improving the livelihoods of rice & chickpea farmers across Asia.
Natural Resources Institute, UK., 42 pp.