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dc.contributorYigezu, Yigezuen_US
dc.contributorBassi, Filippoen_US
dc.creatorAlary, Veroniqueen_US
dc.identifier.citationVeronique Alary, Yigezu Yigezu, Filippo Bassi. (30/7/2020). Participatory Farmers-Weighted Selection (PWS) Indices to Raise Adoption of Durum Cultivars. Crop Breeding Genetics and Genomics, 2, pp. 1-20.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe adoption of new cultivars depends largely on the extent to which the breeding objectives set to identify the new cultivars align with the farmers’ preferences. There is documented potential of improved cultivars to enhance productivity and income in the developing world, but their adoption among smallholders remains low. Here, we attempt to understand if in the case of Morocco the low level of adoption of new durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) cultivars can be partially explained by a misalignment of breeders objectives. Factorial analysis was applied to data obtained through a set of interviews with 90 wheat breeders from 49 countries and a case study of 861 durum wheat growers in Morocco, to reveal the existence of five breeders and four farmers classes based on relative importance assigned to five mega-traits: grain yield potential, yield stability, abiotic stress tolerance, biotic stress resistance, industrial quality, and household use. Weighted indexes were derived based on the average rate of preference shown by each interviewee belonging to that specific class, and hierarchically clustered to reveal poor matching between North African breeders and Moroccan farmers. Further, these indexes were applied to the actual performances of 23 durum wheat elite lines to reveal 71% to 87% matching. However, breeders’ and farmers’ classes had preferences for different genotypes. Together, these results indicate that a certain degree of misalignment exist between farmers and breeders’ objectives, and that the use of participatory farmers-weighted indexes could help raise the level of adoption.en_US
dc.sourceCrop Breeding Genetics and Genomics;2,(2020) Pagination 1,20en_US
dc.subjectbreeding goalsen_US
dc.subjectbreeding objectivesen_US
dc.subjectsocio-economic weightsen_US
dc.subjectfarmers surveyen_US
dc.titleParticipatory Farmers-Weighted Selection (PWS) Indices to Raise Adoption of Durum Cultivarsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idAlary, Veronique: 0000-0003-4844-5423en_US
cg.creator.idYigezu, Yigezu: 0000-0002-9156-7082en_US
cg.creator.idBassi, Filippo: 0000-0002-1164-5598en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerThe French Agricultural Research Center for International Development - CIRADen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Wheat - WHEATen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.projectCRP WHEAT Phase IIen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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