Tapping Rice Fallows to Boost Pulses Production in India
Ashutosh Sarker. (11/6/2016). Tapping Rice Fallows to Boost Pulses Production in India. Amman, Jordan: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
India is globally the largest consumer of pulses with millions, particularly the poor, dependent on them for food and nutrition. It is also the largest importer of pulses and faces increasing dependence on imports as pulses demand is projected to increase 1.5 fold by 2030. The growing shortage has raised pulses prices making them unaffordable for most in India.
higher-yielding lentil varieties; boost pulses production; winter follows; fallow lands; weed infestation; subrata; malika; hul-57; quick-growing; robust root system; small-seed trait; lentil production technologies; village seed hubs; jehanabad; cereal-based cropping systems; quality seed production; disease; lentil varieties; moitree; village-based seed enterprises; rice fallows; rainfed systems