Project Details

Commercialization of high oleic and high oil groundnut varieties meets demand form food industry and export market to enhance profitability of groundnut cultivation in India

Duration: 01/Apr/2017 - 31/Mar/2018

Locations: Asia

Project contact: Dr P Janila (

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

CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes

The project envisages to commercialize the new high oil and high oleic groundnut varieties as a short-term goal, and populate the groundnut breeding pipeline with high oleic lines and segregating populations on long term basis. Genomic tools, robust phenotyping with NIRS (near infrared reflectance spectroscopy), target site testing to select the best allele combinations, and multi-location testing will be employed to enhance the genetic gain for target traits.

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