Impact of ICRISAT Pearl Millet Hybrid Parents Research Consortium (PMHPRC) on the Livelihoods of Farmers in India, Research Report No 75

Venkata Rao, N and Rao, K P C and Gupta, S K and Mazvimavi, K and Kumara Charyulu, D and Nagaraj, N and Singh, R N and Singh, S S and Singh, S P (2018) Impact of ICRISAT Pearl Millet Hybrid Parents Research Consortium (PMHPRC) on the Livelihoods of Farmers in India, Research Report No 75. Technical Report. ICRISAT.

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Research Program : Asia
Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Research Program : Innovation Systems for the Drylands (ISD)

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The authors are thankful to the ICRISAT Management for identifying this particular case as one of the ‘ICRISAT SIXTEEN JEWELS’ and for providing the necessary financial support to undertake this impact study. This study was carried out with active financial support from CRP Dry Cereals and PMHPRC funds. We sincerely acknowledge the independent evaluation and technical support rendered by Nagubadi Research Services, Hyderabad, in actual study design and implementation in three selected states. The research report was jointly prepared by Nagubadi Research Services and Monitoring, Evaluation, Impact & Learning (MEIL) Theme of Innovation Systems for Drylands (ISD), ICRISAT, Patancheru. The authors are also thankful to anonymous reviewers of the report for sparing their valuable time and providing constructive suggestions. Our special thanks are due to Dr Anthony Whitbread, Director, Research Program on Innovation Systems for Drylands (ISD), for his constant motivation and encouragement in bringing this manuscript into existence. Last but not least, we owe all the Pearl Millet Hybrid Parents Research Consortium (HPRC) members and 563 sampled farmers for their full cooperation during the surveys, their warm hospitality and for sparing their valuable time for us.

Abstract

Highlights of the study • ICRISAT commissioned a third-party evaluation in 2015 to assess ‘on-farm impact of pearl millet HPRC hybrids’ developed during 2000-2010. • The study covered 563 pearl millet growers spanning 57 villages and 25 mandals from three states (Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh) in India. • HPRC hybrids covered about 60% of pearl millet hybrid area in the three states during 2013-14. • HPRC hybrids have provided at least 20% higher grain and fodder than the varieties/other hybrids they replaced. • Total benefits accrued due to HPRC hybrids in the three states added up to US$133.7 million per year. • Benefits could surpass US$150 million per year at country level if we include the contribution of HPRC hybrids in other states of India.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Research Program : Innovation Systems for the Drylands (ISD)
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICRISAT Pearl Millet Hybrid Parents, Pearl Millet, Impact study, Hybrid Parents Research Consortium, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh
Subjects: Others > Impact Assessment
Others > Plant Breeding
Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Others > Indian Agriculture
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 09:20
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 09:21
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10626
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