Chickpea in Myanmar

Chickpea farmers in Myanmar are handicapped by end-of-season drought and heat stress
that affect yields. Early-maturing varieties well adapted to the short-season environments
have helped farmers as well as restarted the country’s export of chickpea.

Interventions 

Six varieties (Yezin 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 11) released in Myanmar from ICRISAT-bred materials. These are high yielding, mature early, with improved resistance to fusarium wilt, and have good seed quality.

Impacts 

  • 96%: Area under high-yielding varieties developed through Department of Agricultural Research (DAR)-ICRISAT partnership: 
    • 44% Yezin 3 (ICCV 2)
    • 20% Yezin 4 (ICCV 92944)
    • 17% Yezin 6 (ICCV 88202)
    • 15% Yezin 8 (ICCV 97314) 
  • Adoption of these cultivars led to: 
    • 8-fold increase in production (117,000 to 561,000 MT)
    • 2-fold increase in area (164,000 to 363,000 ha), and
    • 2-fold increase in productivity (712 to 1544 kg/ha) over the past 15 years 
  • High adoption of recommended crop production practices
  • Myanmar now ranks 4th in chickpea production. 

For more information read:
Watershed management transforms lives

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