Phenotyping chickpeas and pigeonpeas for adaptation to drought uri icon


  • Importance of chickpeas and pigeonpeasin the human dietChickpeas (Cicer arietinum L) are the fourth largestgrain legume crop in the world, with a total productionof 9.2 million tons from an area of 11.2 million ha anda productivity of 0.82t ha?1 (Food and AgricultureOrganization of the United Nations (FAO), 2005).Large variations in chickpea yield are reported, rangingfrom 0.35t ha?1 in Iran to 1.6t ha?1 in Mexico. Chickpeaproductivity records in the last four decades reveal aninteresting trend: productivity consistently increased inIndia and Mexico while it declined in Turkey, Pakistanand Iran

publication date

  • 2010