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Burkina Faso

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Country Burkina Faso Capital : Ouagadougou

The Crop Trust has supported 5 projects in Burkina Faso

  1. Cowpea: The Crop Trust supported the Institut national de l’environnement et de la recherche agronomique (INERA) to regenerate and characterize 195 cowpea accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 175 accessions are safety duplicated in the international Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
  2. Millets: The Crop Trust supported the Institut national de l’environnement et de la recherche agronomique (INERA) to regenerate, characterize and safety duplicate 155 pearl millet accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops.
  3. Rice: The Institut National de I’Environment et de la Recherche Agronomique (INERA) carried out agromorphological characterisation of Burkina Faso rice germplasm in lowland rainfed and irrigated conditions. The project characterized 332 rice accessions for 13 agro-mophological traits and further evaluated the agronomic performance of 140 accessions in lowland and irrigated cropping systems with the aim of establishing a core collection of characterized germplasm and making it available to breeders for use in developing varieties adapted to local conditions and acceptable to farmers. A total of 10 accessions were found to perform well in both cropping system with a yield ranging from 3.1 – 4.6 tons/ha.
  4. Rice: The Crop Trust supported the Institut national de l’environnement et de la recherche agronomique (INERA) to regenerate and characterize 197 rice accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 68 accessions are safety duplicated in Africa Rice.
  5. Sorghum: The Crop Trust supported the Institut National de l’Environnement et de la Recherche Agronomique (INERA) to regenerate and characterize 470 sorghum accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 97 accessions are safety duplicated in the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Area (ICRISAT).