New groundnut variety brings hope to poor farmers in India

Nigam, S N (2008) New groundnut variety brings hope to poor farmers in India. IFAD Newsletter - Making a Difference in Asia and the Pacific (Special Issue). pp. 2-3.

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Abstract

A new variety of groundnut (ICGV 91114 or ‘Anantha Jyoti’) has generated hope among poor, rain-dependent groundnut farmers in the district of Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. Among its many benefits, it produces higher yields of fodder and tolerates droughts. The variety was introduced by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) through the ‘farmer participatory on-farm varietal selection approach’. IFAD supported ICRISAT through a US $1.3 million grant entitled Programme for Farmer-Participatory Improvement of Grain Legumes in Rainfed Asia (2002-2007).

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Ms Sandhya Gir
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2011 09:35
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 09:39
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3279
Official URL: http://www.ifad.org/newsletter/pi/sp_1008.htm
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