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.
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.
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.