Enhancing Chickpea Productivity and Production in Eastern and Southern Africa

Rao, N V P R G and Silim, S N and Simtowe, F and Gaur, P M and Gowda, C L L and Monyo, E S (2012) Enhancing Chickpea Productivity and Production in Eastern and Southern Africa. Project Report. IITA.

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CITATION: Abate T. (ed.). 2012. Four Seasons of Learning and Engaging Smallholder Farmers: Progress of Phase 1. PO Box 39063, Nairobi, Kenya. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. 258 pp.


The chickpea research and development activities were conducted in three ESA countries, namely, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania with due involvement of NARS, ICRISAT-Nairobi, progressive farmers, NGOs, and all major stakeholders. The project was implemented in Gimbichu, Minjar-Shenkora, Moretna-Jiru, Dembia and Sodo weredas (districts) of Ethiopia; four districts of Tanzania, namely Misungwi, Kwimba, Shinyanga and Kishapu districts of Lake Zone; and the rift valley districts of Bomet and Nakuru in Kenya. The major success was on fast track release of nine chickpea varieties in the three target countries, viz., Ethiopia (1), Tanzania (4) and Kenya (4). The new releases in Tanzania are a landmark as this is the first official release of chickpea in the country; Kenya had only one variety released in 1986.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2013 09:21
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 09:37
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6616
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