Enhancing Chickpea Productivity and Production in Eastern and Southern Africa uri icon


  • The chickpea research and development activities were conducted in three ESA countries, namely,Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania with due involvement of NARS, ICRISAT-Nairobi, progressive farmers,NGOs, and all major stakeholders. The project was implemented in Gimbichu, Minjar-Shenkora,Moretna-Jiru, Dembia and Sodo weredas (districts) of Ethiopia; four districts of Tanzania, namelyMisungwi, Kwimba, Shinyanga and Kishapu districts of Lake Zone; and the rift valley districts of Bometand Nakuru in Kenya.The major success was on fast track release of nine chickpea varieties in the three target countries, viz.,Ethiopia (1), Tanzania (4) and Kenya (4). The new releases in Tanzania are a landmark as this is the firstofficial release of chickpea in the country; Kenya had only one variety released in 1986

publication date

  • 2012