Chickpea and Pigeonpea Economies in Asia: Facts, Trends and Outlook

Rao, P P and Birthal, P S and Bhagavatula, S and Bantilan, M C S (2010) Chickpea and Pigeonpea Economies in Asia: Facts, Trends and Outlook. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru.

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This report provides a factual assessment of consumption, production and marketing of pulses in Asia, and explores future prospects for the pulses sector by focusing on chickpea and pigeonpea, the two most important pulse crops grown in the continent. Chickpea and pigeonpea are important grain legumes and play a significant role in the food and nutrition security of the poor in developing countries of Asia. Together, these crops account for 41% of Asia’s pulses production. Asia accounts for 88% of global chickpea production and 90% of global pigeonpea production. Within Asia, India is the largest producer of both crops, accounting for 75% of Asia’s chickpea as well as pigeonpea production.

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Agro Tags: <b>Agrotags</b> - chickpeas | productivity | area | yields | grain legumes | crops | marketing | imports | trade | growth <br><b>Fishtags</b> - drying <br><b>Geopoliticaltags</b> - india | asia | africa | myanmar | americas | south asia | oceania | north america | australia | turkey
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2011 07:27
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 09:12
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/191
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