Short-Duration Chickpea Technology: Enabling Legumes Revolution in Andhra Pradesh, India, Research Report No. 23

Bantilan, C and Kumara Charyulu, D and Gaur, P M and Moses Shyam, D and Davis, J (2014) Short-Duration Chickpea Technology: Enabling Legumes Revolution in Andhra Pradesh, India, Research Report No. 23. Technical Report. ICRISAT, Patancheru, Telangana, India.

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Many individuals and organizatons have helped us immensely during the completion of this study. Acknowledging each and every one of them would be impossible but we would be amiss if we don’t mention few individuals and organizations without whose support and help it would have been difficult for us to complete this study. First, we sincerely express our thanks to Dr William Dar for his motivation for implementing this impact study and to Dr CLL Gowda for his support in the initial planning with his suggestions and feedback. Special thanks to Dr A Satyanarayana, BV Rao, Dr V Jayalaksmi, Dr Y Satish, and Dr K Suhasini for their encouragement and critical support during the reconnaissance phase in Kurnool, Prakasam and other chickpea growing districts of Andhra Pradesh. We sincerely recognize the help rendered by A Rajalaxmi, Scientific officer, in providing the critical inputs for building-up the report, to Y Mohan Rao for supervising the comprehensive field surveys and Md. Irshad Ahmed, GIS Specialist, for assisting in developing the GIS maps which aided in delineating the research domain boundaries; and especially the Agricultural Officers from Department of Agriculture, AP for their assistance during the field surveys. The authors are also grateful to D Rakesh, P Vamshikiran, K Edukondalu and M Ram Kumar for their assistance in collecting quality data for the comprehensive adoption survey covering more than a thousand sample respondents in Andhra Pradesh. Our special thanks to Douglas Gollin who listened intently to our plans during our meeting in Bhubhaneshwar and for recommending Tavneet Suri (a specialist on sampling) to ensure a good sampling frame; and to Tim Kelley for his advice and facilitation of our study in coordination with SPIA. Last but not least, we owe all the respondent farmers for their cooperation during the surveys, their warm hospitality and most of all for sparing their valuable time which enabled us to deepen our understanding of the adoption and impact processes underpinning the chickpea revolution in Andhra Pradesh.


This study presents the success story of the adoption and diffusion of improved chickpea short duration varieties in southern India. The experience in the state of Andhra Pradesh particularly exemplifies evidences that adoption of technologies significantly enhanced agricultural productivity and total welfare gains in both traditional and non-traditional chickpea growing regions. As part of a global initiative to assess the impacts of legumes research in the CGIAR, this study supported by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) contributes to generating more reliable information on key aspects of adoption and diffusion as well as gaining better insights and deeper understanding of the impacts of varietal change...

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Divisions: RP-Market Institutions and Policies
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chickpea Technology; Grain Legumes; Andhra Pradesh; Chickpea; Pulses; Research Benefits
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2015 06:27
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 08:24
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