May 15, 2019

MODERNIZING INDIA’S PIGEONPEA BREEDING PROGRAM TO ENHANCE GENETIC GAINS

Strategies to revolutionize the pigeonpea breeding program in India, including delivering new varieties with market-friendly traits, was the main focus of a recent workshop, ‘Pigeonpea Product Design and Management’ conducted at ICRISAT India. A multidisciplinary team of scientists representing five agro-ecological zones of India brainstormed to update the Indian pigeonpea breeding program. India accounts for...

WHERE AGRICULTURE IS RELIGION: PREACHING ABOUT IMPROVED SORGHUM IN BURKINA FASO

Improved sorghum varieties are finding new champions in unusual places. In Andemtenga, a remote village about 150 km east of Ouagadougou (capital of Burkina Faso), Mr Fidel Yameogo, the local catechist, is famous for testing improved sorghum varieties. He is a staunch supporter of improved sorghum varieties and has persuaded many in his village to...

THE STORIES OF ‘SORGHUM’ AGATHA AND ‘SEED’ MARY

Why linking with the private sector is important for the AVISA project Passion can be a very tasty ingredient. It is with a large dose of this passion that Ms Agatha, an unusual food processor in Tanzania, aims to create demand for a new series of products. She is among the few processors in the...

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