Mid-Term Impact Assessment Study - Introduction and Expansion of Improved Pigeonpea (Arhar) Production Technology in Rainfed Upland Ecosystems of Odisha uri icon

abstract

  • An assessment study is important to determine whether changes occurred due to various project activities implemented. Hence, a mid-term impact assessment on the project ?Introduction and Expansion of Improved Pigeonpea (Arhar) Production Technology in Rainfed Upland Ecosystems of Odisha? was conducted in June 2013 to identify technologies adopted, benefit cost ratio (BCR), gender participation, support requirements, and constraints and recommendations. The project was carried out in the districts of Odisha namely: Bolangir, Boudh, Kalahandi, Nuapada and Rayagada. The total number of respondents was 823. The primary objective of the assessment study was to identify parameters of success, concerns and constraints related to the attainment of the project objective which is to introduce and expand production of high yielding ICRISAT pigeonpea varieties (and partly hybrids). The study established the success of the project in creating a great impact on the farmers by providing better yield by at least 70% as compared to landraces; significant increment in net income by at least 170-190%; increased women participation by atleast 34%; secondary diffusion of about 20% and as shown by increased net income; sufficiency of community participation and highly rated information, education and communication materials (IEC)

publication date

  • 2014