Demand for pulses in Pakistan has been increasing while production has decreased over the last 20 years. This project, mainly through farmer led research and demonstrations, aims to help local farmers improve the way pulses are grown in the existing cropping systems, to add value by improving food processing technology and make these crops more economic.
Re-introducing legumes in cropping systems would have nutritional, economic and environmental benefits and has been identified as a priority for agriculture development by the Pakistan government.
The project will:
The project is funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
Along with Graham Centre researchers, the project involves scientists from Pakistan National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Provincial research institutes and universities in Pakistan and Farmlink Research.