Category : In the News
Published : October 29, 2018 - 3:21 PM
The largest producer of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) in the world, India could increase its production three times, provided there are varieties resistant to diseases and adapted to climate change. Pre-breeding scientists at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) are exploring possible solutions sourced from the wild species of Cajanus. A project funded by the Crop Trust will evaluate promising pre-breeding lines in India and Myanmar, bringing them one step closer to cultivation.