Involved Countries: Beans with Benefits: Integrating improved mungbean as a catch crop into the dryland systems of South and Central Asia for increased smallholder farmer income and more sustainable production systems
Project Donor(s): BMZ /GIZ
Project Duration: 2015-2017
Project Partners: AVRDC
The aim of the project is to improve farmer income and increase the sustainability of dryland production systems in South and Central Asia.
Mungbean germplasm evaluation, validation of available molecular markers for disease and pest resistance mungbean lines for breeding and variety development. Conducting of trials and adoption of improved farmer-preferred mungbean lines with increased resistance to viruses and bruchid pests, and resilience to environmental stresses, mungbean production technologies strengthening for increasing soil fertility and crop production. Establishment a mungbean learning alliance in each target country, training of NARES, building of farmers’ capacity in soil improvement and using mungbean as a catch crop.