Drought-Tolerant Groundnuts - Drought Tolerant ¢  Tolerant to mid-season and end-of-season

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  • An ICRISAT groundnut variety resists drought and diseases, has good fodder quality and replaces varieties grown for more

    than 60 years, bringing hope to millions of poor farmers

    Drought-Tolerant Groundnuts

    July 2012

    The former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, late Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy hands over the ICGV 91114 seeds to Anantapur farmers on 1 June 2006. He is flanked by Director General Dar (on his right), and Mr N Raghuveera Reddy, Agriculture Minister.

    Overview Anantapur is a drought-prone district in the rain shadow area of Andhra Pradesh, India. Despite frequent droughts and crop failures, over 70% of the cultivated area in the district (~1.0 million ha) is sown to groundnut each year (Figure 1). Smallholdings (