Short Duration Chickpea Technology: Enabling Legumes Revolution in Andhra Pradesh uri icon


  • The comprehensive analysis of adoption and impact in this study used the survey data to address farm level responses with respect to diffusion, adoption, dis-adoption, input use, crop management and unit cost reduction in chickpea production. It is aimed at any inter-linked issues in technology adoption, emerging collective or group action to capture economies of scale, agricultural intensification and commercialization. The quantitative analysis showcases the impact of chickpea improved technology in Andhra Pradesh with understanding of the underlying socio-economic, institutional and policy drivers for technology adoption and enhanced household welfare. The main message from the comprehensive analysis is that significant research benefits have been achieved from the wide adoption of short duration improved chickpea varieties in the rainfed regions of Andhra Pradesh in India. This technology is applicable beyond Andhra Pradesh borders and is likely to be diffused further and raise the production potentials thereby significantly increasing the welfare benefits from the research investments made by ICRISAT and NARS partners. These research findings show that significant gains can be achieved by enabling a ‘Legume Revolution', harnessing the rainfed regions in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

publication date

  • 2016