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Introduction of promising West African pearl millet germplasm, and its utilization in Asian hybrid breeding program
Brief on Introduction of promising West African pearl millet germplasm, and its utilization in Asian hybrid breeding program.
Develop high biomass OPVs and hybrids
Develop at least 5 high biomass (green and dry biomass with better forage quality for forage; and dry biomass at maturity for biofuel purpose) OPVs and hybrids (top cross/ three way cross); and develop at least 5 A-/B- ...
Integrated crop-rangeland-livestock management to improve system productivity and to build resilience of agro-pastoral systems in semi-arid North Kordofan in Sudan- Annual report
Advanced sorghum, pearl millet , pigeonpea and groundnut varieties tested in Kordofan for adaptaion and selections made for further testing
Selections in segregating breeding materials in target ecologies for enhancing drought and heat tolerance
Brief on Selections in segregating breeding materials in target ecologies (western Rajasthan for drought during rainy season; Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh for heat stress during summer season) for enhancing drought and heat ...
Development and designation of at least 18 diverse pearl millet hybrid parents resistant to virulent pathotypes of Downy Mildew
Development and designation of at least 18 diverse pearl millet hybrid parents (9 each of seed and restorer parents) resistant to at least two virulent pathotypes of DM (Downy mildew).
Validation of ICRISAT based leasyscan screening system for utilization in breeding hybrids/hybrid parents for different agro-ecologies
Brief on the validation of ICRISAT based leasyscan screening system for utilization in breeding hybrids/hybrid parents for different agro-ecologies
Focus traits for improvement of GLDC crops through FP4 and FP5 interventions
Focus traits for improvement of GLDC crops through FP4 and FP5 interventions.
Testing pearl millet and cowpea intercropping systems under extreme climatic conditions
With the potential threat of more frequent climate extremes putting semi-arid crop production in jeopardy, there is a need to establish more climate resilient cropping practices. Intercropping is often practiced by farmers ...
Study shows consumer acceptance to diversify staples with smart foods
A study in Tanzania and Myanmar analyzed consumer acceptance of pigeonpea, millets and sorghum in a variety of forms in both rural and urban markets. The crops were trialed to diversify staples to improve nutrition and ...
Agricultural Livelihood Systems (ALS) typology of grain legumes and dry cereals – based smallholder farming systems in Western Burkina Faso
Efficiently improving sub-Saharan smallholder farms’ livelihood requires targeted policy intervention accounting for their livelihood heterogeneity. The main objective of the present study was to empirically identifying ...