Leaping Over the Legume Yield Gap uri icon

abstract

  • By 2025, India?s population is expected to grow to 1.4 billion. Food production in India mustincrease by about five million tons (Mt) annually for the next 25 years to ensure food andnutritional security. The rainfed areas, which cover almost 70% of the total area underagriculture, would have a greater share in meeting the future food needs of the country,especially those of food legumes. All the three ICRISAT mandate legumes (groundnut,pigeonpea and chickpea) are major sources of protein for the Indian population

publication date

  • 2006