Extended Summary 2019-2020, 2020-2021 on Economic Impact Assessment of Improved Technology Adopted by Lentil Growers in West Bengal
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Soumitra Chatterjee, Boubaker Dhehibi, Rajib Nath, Kuntal Chakravarty, Sabyasachi Karak, Soumavho Hazra. (21/7/2021). Extended Summary 2019-2020, 2020-2021 on Economic Impact Assessment of Improved Technology Adopted by Lentil Growers in West Bengal. Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
This report summarize the results from the impact assessment study that attempts to evaluate the economic impact of ICARDA improved lentil varieties with regards to change in lentil productivity, level of input use and key factor contributor with respect to traditional lentil growers. A survey targeting 347 farm households has been undertaken on eight major lentil producing districts. The research findings show that 36.61% estimated change in lentil productivity under ICARDA over traditional growers where the technological change has contributed 31.81% and gap due to technical substitution of input covered 4.81% change. Such findings reveals also that positive economic impact of ICARDA improved lentil varieties regarding the introduction of improved seeds and package of practices of pulse production in West Bengal since 2012-13 and , in general, overall livelihood status of the Lentil farm-family has increased and ICARDA has established Long term sustainability of pulse in West Bengal.