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Area and distribution of Chickpea

Area and Distribution of Chickpea

Chickpea is cultivated on about 9.89 million hectares in the world, with an average annual production of 7.80 million Mt in the Year 2002 (FAO, 2002). Its average productivity is 789
kg ha-1.

The chickpea is widely grown in Indian sub-continent which accounts for almost 90% of the world's crop. The crop is also grown in Bangladesh, Mynamar, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Syria and Turkey in Asia.





Africa, mainly grown in Algeria, Ethiopia, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania and Tunisia, accounts for 6% of the world's production.

The North and Central America produce 5% of the total chickpea of the world. The major chickpea growing countries are Canada, and Mexico. In Europe,Oceania in Australia. chickpea is grown mainly in Spain and Portugal. Chickpea is grown in Oceania in Australia.


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