An Overview Of Chickpea Research: From Discovery To Delivery

Thudi, M and Roorkiwal, M and Kudapa, H and Chaturvedi, S K and Singh, N P and Varshney, R K (2017) An Overview Of Chickpea Research: From Discovery To Delivery. Pulse India, 2 (5). pp. 22-25.

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Rapid changes in climate coupled with population explosion and limited arable land are the greatest challenges before the humanity in attaining future food and nutritional security across the globe. In this context, being rich in grain protein, food legumes play an important role in reducing hunger and malnutrition especially in developing countries along with major cereals like maize, rice and wheat. Among more than a dozen legumes, chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), a cool season crop, is the most important food legume in India...

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chickpea Research, Genomic resources, Chickpea production, ICRISAT, ICAR
Subjects: Others > Plant Breeding
Others > Agricultural Research
Mandate crops > Chickpea
Others > Drylands Agriculture
Others > Food Legumes
Others > Climate Change
Others > Food Security
Others > African Agriculture
Others > Legume Crops
Others > Sub-Saharan Africa
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 08:12
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 03:04
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Acknowledgement: Authors are thankful to colleagues and collaborators at ICRISAT and partner institutes for contributing research mentioned in the article. Thanks are also due to several funding agencies especially Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF), Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund (IABF), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India for funding research mentioned in the article.
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