Project Details

Improving chickpea adaptation to environmental challenges in Australia and India

Duration: 01/Mar/2016 - 31/Mar/2019

Locations: Asia / India

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

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

CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes

This project aims to identify and deliver genetic improvements in chickpea that will support breeding for enhanced abiotic and biotic stress, and that yield and yield stability for chickpea across wide-areas in both India and Australia. The research program will be built around clear paths to end use, delivering outcomes directly into established chickpea breeding programs that can then be adopted by grain growers in the form of improved varieties. Extending the productive collaboration that exists currently between members of this project team and chickpea breeding programs located in Australia and India will facilitate this aim. In addition, there is an important opportunity for us to build on our strong scientific and chickpea pre-breeding links, to develop new relationships also for down-stream Industry in our two countries.

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