Project Details

Development of climate resilient chickpea varieties using genomics-assisted breeding and promotion of best suitable cultivars for food and nutritional security in Karnataka state of India

Duration: 01/Jan/2016 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Asia / India / Karnataka

Project contact: Dr Mahendar Thudi (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture- Government of Karnataka-India

CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes

The project has been organized into five objectives with each objective having two to four activities. These objectives follow a logical process for improving popular cultivars for drought tolerance, enhance disease resistance and enable identification of genomic regions responsible for dry root rot. Identification of promising MABC lines with enhanced drought tolerance and disease resistance; and training to the collaborating partners on the use of genomics in groundnut improvement and research.

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