Chickpea in India is mostly a cash crop (Suhasini et al. 2012). Seventy five percent is consumed as dhal and flour and the remaining 25% as whole grain (Joshi et al. 2001). In ESA, chickpea is most widely grown in Ethiopia, where 20% is used for subsistence and 80% is sold (Kassie et al. 2009). Chickpea is a staple since consumption does not increase with income (Ning and LaRochelle 2016). Ethiopia exports about 10% of production (Kassie et al. 2009) and accounts for over 70% of African exports (Abate et al. 2012).
|Non-market||Domestic market||Export market|
IMPORTANT TRAITS NEEDED TO MEET ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSES AND END USES
|Societal||Resistance to environmental stresses||End uses|
|Nutrition and health||Biotic||Abiotic||Market||Non-market|
|Cooking time, protein, Ca||Fusarium wilt, pod borers||Drought (early maturity)||Yield, colour, grain size, haulm yield and digestibility, machine harvestable, herbicide tolerance|