Ethiopian chickpea scientists participated in a workshop to take stock, collate and convert large amounts of research data, generated during the Tropical Legumes I, II and III projects over the decade 2007–2017, into usable information. Once compiled, this information can be communicated to the target audience – farmers, policy makers, other researchers and stakeholders along commodity value chains. This ensures that challenges facing the commodity for which research solutions are available are tackled on time and disastrous losses are averted.
Participants at the meet included 17 experienced chickpea researchers from national and regional programs and universities covering germplasm enhancement, breeding, agronomy, crop protection, seed systems and socioeconomics. At the end of the workshop, 20 manuscripts were drafted with the target of publishing them in a special journal issue. Over the next few months, these manuscripts will be further enhanced and enriched.
The writeshop was organized by the Tropical Legumes III (TL III) project during 6-13 April at ICRISAT-Ethiopia.
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