Agroclimatology of Asian Grain Legumes Chickpea, Pigeonpea, and Groundnut uri icon

abstract

  • Grain legumes are an important component of rural diets in Asia. Because of their importance agriculturally and utritionally, there is a need to identify the agroclimatic factors that influence their production in Asia. This publication consolidates data on the agroclimatology of groundnut-, chickpea-, and pigeonpea-growing areas in 11 Asian countries. Records are presented in the form of tables, maps, and a short text commentary for each country. Crop distribution and production in the administrative divisions of each country are shown; agroecological zones arc identified on the basis of soil, rainfall, temperature, relief, and current land use records. Major abiotic and biotic stresses are mapped for each country. The publication makes a valuable preliminary contribution towards identifying location-specific research and agricultural development needs in each country, with special emphasis on the identification of areas with potential to expand production of grain legumes. It is hoped that the Bulletin will serve as a cogent source for researchers, policymakers, and all those who have an interest in the diversification of sustainable agriculture in Asia

publication date

  • 1991