Spreading the word: making stakeholders aware of new chickpea options. Validated RNRRS Output.

Abstract

This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

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 fallows.

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.

Citation

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.

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