Project Details

Harnessing the power of genetics and genomics for enhancing rabi sorghum productivity in Karnataka State.

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

Locations: Asia / India / Karnataka

Project contact: Dr Santosh P Deshpande (S.DESHPANDE@CGIAR.ORG)

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

CGIAR Research Program: Dryland Cereals

The project builds on the mutual strength of several decades of sorghum improvement experience at ICRISAT and national partners in Karnataka; and would strengthen the research capacities of UAS-Dharwad and UAS-Raichur in the area of utilizing the modern breeding tools for genetic diversification of rabi sorghums, and thus improving productivity of rabi sorghum. This will enhance the economic benefit to the poor farmers Karnataka playing significant role in improving the livelihoods of farming families.

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