On-Farm IPM Of Chickpea In Nepal Proceedings of the International Workshop on Planning and Implementation of On-farm Chickpea IPM in Nepal 6-7 September 2000 uri icon


  • Chickpea is a traditional crop, and is an important component in the daily diet ofthe Nepalese. It is one of the major grain legume crops grown as a sole or mixedcrop in the rice- and maize-based cropping systems in Nepal. Area under chickpeahas shown a decreasing trend for the last two decades, as a result of increasingincidence of diseases (botrytis gray mold) and insects (pod borer). Additionallyabiotic constraints have also been identified, causing low and unstable yields at thenational level. Consequences of decreased chickpea cultivation in Nepal includereduced opportunities for ameliorative effects of legumes on cropping system andsustainability, and decreased local accessibility of chickpea as a nutritious dietarycomponent, particularly for poor sections of the community.Scientists from Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), InternationalCrops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Natural ResourcesInstitute (NRI), non-governmental organizations, and farmers (women and men)participated in the meeting. The present status of various components of on-farmintegrated pest management (IPM) in Nepal were discussed and accounts ofcurrent research on IPM in different institutions were presented. Good progress hasbeen made and prospects of continued collaborative research and development onIPM are encouraging. Site specific work plans and role of partners with the fundingfor the period of three years (2000-03) from the Crop Protection Programme (CPP)of the Department for International Development (DFID), UK were finalized. Highpriority was given to participatory on-farm validation and scale-up of the availablecomponents of IPM of botrytis gray mold and pod borer and their integration withother improved agronomical practices for sustainable chickpea production inNepal

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  • 2001