A pigeon pea variety identified by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) (ICP 8863) as resistant to fusarium wilt had an adoption rate of 60 percent one year after its release in Karnataka, India. The variety also out-yielded the best cultivar previously available by about 57 percent. It reduced the unit cost to farmers by 42 percent and benefited the Indian economy to the tune of US$62 million. The variety now holds sway in the wilt-epidemic regions of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra through farmer-to-farmer distribution of seeds. To know more about pigeon pea, click here. (Photo credit: ICRISAT).