Duration: 01/Sep/2012 - 31/Aug/2016
Project contact: CLL Gowda
Donor: 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.