Project Details

Increasing productivity of legume-based farming systems in the central dry zone of Myanmar

Duration: 01/Sep/2012 - 31/Aug/2016

Locations: Asia / Myanmar

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-Australia

CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes

Working in Myanmar this project means to develop new, high-yielding varieties of pigeonpea, groundnut and chickpea (major crops) and green and black gram (minor crops) through genetic improvement with emphasis on resistance/tolerance to biotic stresses to link with institutional and community-based seed production and distribution.  It will also improve nutrient management of the legume-based farming systems, particularly phosphorus (P), nitrogen (N), boron (B), sulphur (S), potassium (K) and zinc (Zn), using both mineral and organic sources, including rhizobial inoculants. Apart from this it will enhance capacity for RD&E in the relevant agencies in Myanmar through effective implementation of the collaborative ACIAR project model and through targeted training, extension and capacity building activities.

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