Pulses in Myanmar: Food Security / Economy
Over 160,000 farmers in Myanmar benefited from ICRISAT improved chickpea varieties (drought-tolerant, early-maturing and Fusarium wilt resistant). Close to 96% of cultivated area use ICRISAT germplasm. From a subsistence crop, chickpea is now an export commodity (US$24 million annual export value); yields doubled in 15 years (from 2000 to 2015). This work that started since 2000 and is about to be completed, has been implemented under the auspices of the CRP Grain Legumes.