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.