This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R8366: 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
Important lessons have been learned from an integrated crop management
project to increase chickpea production in Nepal. These have been used
to make decision makers aware of the crop's importance and to boost its
spread through Nepal and other areas of Asia. As part of this work, a
strategy for chickpea promotion was developed in partnership with
Nepal's government. Other outputs included the production of policy
documents and information bulletins—which were widely distributed to
senior agricultural policy makers and scientists in Nepal, Bangladesh
and India. As a result of these efforts, around 8000 farmers in Nepal
were growing new chickpea varieties in 2005.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (9
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP36, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 15.