Variety, Technology and Seed System Development for Pulses in Odisha 2018-2019 Annual Technical Report
Ashutosh Sarker. (31/8/2019). Variety, Technology and Seed System Development for Pulses in Odisha 2018-2019 Annual Technical Report.
As continuation to the initiative starting in 2016, from 2018 onwards, ICARDA in collaboration with the government of Odisha and State Agriculture University and research institutes introduces and evaluates new pulse crops and varieties that are high yielding and suitable to the agro-climate of the state, promote improved variety and technology for pulses cultivation, and strengthen seed systems to improve in-time seed availability with farmers in the state. This collaborative arrangement was agreed between the Department of Agriculture, government of Odisha and ICARDA under the RKVY scheme of the government of India. For 2018 to 2019, the projects activites were focused on enhancing pulse production through suitable varieties and technologies in crop fallows in order to increase the farm family income, nutrition and food security in Odisha.