Impact of Chickpea Research in Gujarat uri icon


  • This study assesses the impact of improved chickpea cultivars in the state of Gujarat inIndia. It is based on a household survey of chickpea growers spread over 24 villages spanningfour districts ? Panchmahals, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, and Junagadh. Growth andinstability in chickpea yield, extent of adoption, on-farm benefits, factors influencing adoptionof improved cultivars, and farmers' perception of varietal traits and constraints arecritically evaluated. Th e survey revealed that improved chickpea varieties showed distinctlysuperior performance over local cultivars in terms of yield, net income, and per unitcost of reduction, proving their cost- and profit-maximizing characteristics. Results fromthe estimated Tobit model suggest that holding size, chickpea duration, and yield risksignificantly determined the probability and degree of adoption. Also, yellow color, boldsize, desi type, and round shape were the most preferred quality traits of chickpea in Gujarat

publication date

  • 2001