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 chickpea varieties (Yezin 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 11) released by ICRISAT. These are high yielding, mature early, with improved resistance to fusarium wilt,and have good seed quality.
  • Efficient crop production practices recommended to farmers.

Impacts 

  • Early-maturing varieties enabled higher productivity with two sowing-harvesting cycles per year.
  • Production rose 4.8 times from 117,000 to 561,000 tons.
  • Productivity doubled from 712 kg/ha to 1544 kg/ha, over the last 15 years.
  • ICRISAT-related varieties cover 96% of chickpea area.
 

 

myanmar-graph

You are donating to : Science Info Platform

How much would you like to donate?
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Phone
Address
Additional Note
paypalstripe
Loading...
Top
Facebook
Twitter
Flickr
YouTube
Slide share
LinkedIn
RSS