Project Details

Mobilizing regional diversity for creating new potential for pearl millet and sorghum farmers in West and Central Africa

Duration: 01/Apr/2006 - 31/Dec/2009

Locations: West and Central Africa

Project contact: B Haussmann

The purpose of this project was to enhance rural livelihoods and household food security in pearl millet and sorghum growing areas of West and Central Africa through cultivation of adapted, higher-yielding and stable cultivars of these staple cereals. It assisted NARS in the target countries to more effectively utilize genetic diversity of locally adapted, farmer-preferred, photoperiod-sensitive pearl millet and sorghum germplasm in their breeding programs.

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