Pakistan is importing pulses to meet the growing demand. Constraints to domestic production include the lack of access to high yielding, disease-resistant varieties; poor agronomic practices, limited options for disease and post-harvest management; and labour shortages.
This reliance on imports means the country is missing out on the economic and environmental benefits that legumes bring to farming systems such as crop diversification, soil health, control of diseases and reduction of systemic risks.
Increasing productivity and profitability of pulse production in cereal based cropping systems in Pakistan (2016 -2023)
Funding Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) $2.3M
The project’s aim is to enhance the production and profitability of legumes in the existing cropping systems in Pakistan so that the decline in legume production can be reversed.
Research has sought to