Farmers' empowerment, soil enrichment and wealth generation through chickpea-IPM in Nepal

Bourai, V A and Pande, S and Neupane, R K and Stevenson, P C (2005) Farmers' empowerment, soil enrichment and wealth generation through chickpea-IPM in Nepal. In: NARC-ICRISAT-NRI Workshop, 17-18 November 2004, Kathmandu, Nepal, India..

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IPM for chickpea is a sustainable development model developed andimplemented in Nepal by DFlD, NRI, l CRISAT and NARC. It haspositively affected soil fertility, human health and aided incomegeneration for the poor. The study was conducted with the help ofPRA, RRA techniques. The results suggest that IPM-chickpea hasbrought about a revolution in study villages. The empirical studies onchickpea-IPM cultivars show that the technology is an effective tool foreradicating hunger in Nepal's Terai region. The resulting starvation isprevented by systematically recreating a minimum level of incomes andentitlements. The project has proved that in the short run somethingeffective can be done to remedy these desperate situations.The production of chickpea will lead to higher yields of paddy;restoration of soil health and fertility; increase in human nutritionand reduce consumption of fertilizers; import substitution and exportspromotion; reduction in poverty, through wealth generation and socialupliftment, besides creating opportunities for development in Nepal.This project has provided food and nutritional security to farmers.The IPM-chickpea model can be replicated elsewhere in the worldwhere the same agroecological features exist.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2011 10:46
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2011 10:46
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