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Promotion of Weather Resilient Technologies, Practices, and Services: Gram Crop

Improved drought-resilient crop variety of gram crop was introduced and promoted in the project district of Betul, in Madhya Pradesh. This led to increased crop production and assured income of farmers, even during drought situations. Gram (Chickpea) is the dominant pulse of India, occupying 33% of the total cropped area under pulses and contributing 44% to total pulse production in the country. In the warm and dry regions of Madhya Pradesh, India, climate risks such as drought and heat stress are expected to negatively impact chickpea yields. Besides, sowing failure either due to excess rainfall or frost just after crop sowing, and crop failure due to hailstorm before harvesting have been the major concern of farmers.
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2020-10-05

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  • CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
  • BAIF Development Research Foundation

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CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

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CCAFS, BAIF. 2020. Promotion of Weather Resilient Technologies, Practices, and Services: Gram Crop. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).