Groundnut: ICRISAT and East Timor

Nigam, S N and Palmer, B and San Valentin, G and Kapukha, P and Piggin, C and Monaghan, B (1998) Groundnut: ICRISAT and East Timor. In: ACIAR Proceedings; Agriculture: New Directions for a New Nation — East Timor. ACIAR, pp. 90-94.

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Although it is widely grown in small plots as an upland crop with little or no inputs, groundnut is not a major crop in East Timor. The cultivars that are grown have low yield potential and there is a great potential to increase the cultivation of groundnut in the country. Under the ACIAR ‘Seeds of life — East Timor’ project, new groundnut cultivars were introduced and trialled in the 2000–2001 and 2001–2002 seasons at a number of locations. Many of the introduced varieties outperformed the local variety at all the locations. As well as stimulating the local food and oil processing industry, increased groundnut production would provide an opportunity to export the produce to neighboring countries in the region. To enable a sufficient supply of good quality seed of the improved varieties farmers should be encouraged to produce and save their own seed. For this to happen, they need training in seed production and processing as the seed crop requires different handling than the commercial crop.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Groundnut improvement, ICRISAT, East Timor
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Asia
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 03:40
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 03:40
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