Project Details

Genomics-assisted breeding for high yielding and climate resilient finger millet/ragi varieties/hybrids and promotion of best suitable cultivars for food and nutritional security in Karnataka State of India

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

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 aim is to contribute to the development of improved finger millet varieties in the state of Karnataka by developing and deploying genomics tools in finger millet breeding. The project envisages that the genomics information for developing superior cultivars with enhanced crop productivity finger millet yields in the target regions is developed. This project will also help in enhancing livelihoods of farming women since majority of the field operations involved in the crop production are traditionally carried by them. With stabilized grain and fodder yields provide opportunities of improved livelihoods and nutrition to finger millet farmers.

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