Early-Maturing Groundnut

For farmers dependent on rainfed agriculture, mid- and end-of-season drought can be deadly. Developing early-maturing groundnut varieties that can circumvent these conditions, produce higher yields over traditional varieties, apart from having higher shelling turnover and pod and haulm (fodder) yields, are a boon to farmers.

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Interventions 

Through farmer participatory varietal selection, groundnut variety ICGV 91114 was identified as a farmer preferred variety and released in three states in India – Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka.

Impacts 

  • On-farm impact study on adoption of ICGV 91114 in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh showed:
    * 23% increase in pod yield
    * 36% higher net incomes
    * 30% reduction in yield variability
  • 11% increase in milk yield when cereal fodder is supplemented with ICGV 91114 compared to TMV 2
  • 1000 farmers in Odisha took up seed production of variety locally known as Devi
  • Farmers derived an additional income of ` 8000 ($119) per hectare
  • National breeder seed indent for ICGV 91114 was 14% of the total indent for all the varieties during 2014, indicating its growing popularity.

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