Publication: short-Duration Chickpea Technology: Enabling Legumes Revolution in Andhra Pradesh, India. Research Report No. 23

Authors: Cynthia Bantilan, Deevi Kumaracharyulu, Pooran Gaur, Moses Shyam Davala and Jeff Davis.

Abstract: The study presents the success story of the adoption and diffusion of improved chickpea short duration varieties in southern India. New chickpea varieties adapted to warmer, short-season environments have brought increasing prosperity to southern India and is offering hope for farmers elsewhere in the semi-arid tropics. The direct welfare benefits accrued to Andhra Pradesh due to adoption of short-duration cultivars was estimated at US$ 358.9 million. Farmers who adopted the short-duration improved cultivars received the principal share of benefits.

The experience in the state particularly exemplifies evidences that adoption of technologies significantly enhanced agricultural productivity and total welfare gains in both traditional and non-traditional chickpea growing regions. This specific success story is positive evidence that adoption of technologies can enhance production of chickpea in other regions of South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Publication Link: Short-Duration Chickpea Technology: Enabling Legumes Revolution in Andhra Pradesh, India. Research Report No. 23