This series of two-page briefs highlights some of the new technologies and processes available, in order to inspire practitioners and policy-makers to put them to use. This one describes how, using an improved variety of groundnut coupled with integrated disease management methods, farmers in India's leading groundnut production zones are reducing their losses and producing food and fodder that is free of both natural and chemical toxins. Previously, late leaf spot and rust caused crop losses of more than 70% and groundnut mycotoxins affected the health of both humans and animals.
For further information on the research described in this Showcase, see also this output.
Showcase 18: Oiling the wheels of groundnut production.