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Training on management of pests and diseases affecting chickpea

A series of capacity building programs were held as part of the newly-sanctioned four-year project ‘Promotion of improved chickpea varieties in rice-based cropping system of smallholder farmers in the Indian state of Odisha’. The objective of the project, which started in October 2014, is to introduce drought-resistant chickpea lines in the rice-fallow cropping system where irrigation is not possible. The emphasis is on seed production and delivery systems. Four training programs to educate farmers on cultural management against pests and…

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Training on hybrid pigeonpea technology

A two-day training program on hybrid pigeonpea technology was held at ICRISAT headquarters on 11-12 November, bringing together government officers, progressive farmers and entrepreneurs from Maharashtra, India. Over 20 senior officers from Department of Agriculture (DoA), Maharashtra and 12 progressive farmers including staff from Krishi Vigyan Kendras participated in this important training program. During 2014 cropping season, the Government of Maharashtra promoted pigeonpea hybrid on 6000 ha through the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) scheme in collaboration with ICRISAT. Despite…

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Training Course: Next Generation Sequencing Technologies for Crop Improvement

With an objective of empowering NARS partners in Genomics-Assisted Breeding tools, ICRISAT ‘s Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) is pleased to announce its 11th training course on Next Generation Sequencing Technologies for Crop Improvement to be held during November 17- 28, 2014 in ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad (India). Cost effective genotyping and analysis of genotyping data to select most appropriate candidates for crossing is critical to deploy Genomics-Assisted Breeding (GAB) for crop improvement. With recent advancements in next-generation sequencing technologies,…

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Pigeonpea agronomy and pest management training conducted in Uganda

With an objective to promote pigeonpea cultivation among smallholder farmers in Uganda, the Ngetta Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (NgeZARDI) in partnership with ICRISAT Nairobi conducted a training program on ‘Integrated pigeonpea management technology’ on 14 March in Lira, Uganda. Twenty-six participants, including research assistants from NgeZARDI and officers from agricultural extension and National Agricultural Advisory Services in four project target districts namely Alebtong, Kitgum, Lira and Pader, were trained in agronomy, disease and insect management. The training activity…

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Grain Legumes is a partnership among four CGIAR Research Institutes: ICRISAT as lead center, CIAT, ICARDA and IITA, along with several public and private institutes and organizations, governments, and farmers worldwide.

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