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Country Mali Capital : Bamako

The Crop Trust has supported 9 projects in Mali

  1. Cowpea: The Crop Trust supported the l’Institut d’Economie Rurale to regenerate and characterize 87 accessions of Bambara groundnuts with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crop. 68 accessions are safety duplicated in IITA.
  2. Cowpea: The Crop Trust provided funding to the Unité de Semences Forestières et d’Herbiers – Centre Régional de Recherche Agricole de l’IER – Sikasso to train staff of the Unité des Resources Génétiques (URG-IER) as a response to the need for better knowledge on seed processing and conservation techniques, data gathering, management and publication
  3. Cowpea: The Crop Trust supported the the l’Institut d’Economie Rurale to survey and collect cowpea in six regions of Mali with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crop. A total of 89 accessions were collected and 80 are safety duplicated in the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
  4. Millets: The Crop Trust provided support for the Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER) which is working with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Sahelian Center in Niger and the Lake Chad Research Institute in Nigeria to characterize and evaluate 155 accessions of pearl millet for three traits in three contrasting locations with the aim of identifying important sources of genes and integrating the material into breeding programs.
  5. Millets: The Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER) received funding from the Crop Trust to survey and collect pearl millet in six regions of Mali with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 109 accessions were collected and 55 are safety duplicated in the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Area (ICRISAT).
  6. Millets: The Crop Trust supported the Institut d’economie rurale (IER) to regenerate, characterize and safety duplicate 71 pearl millet accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops.
  7. Rice: The Crop Trust supported the Institut d’economie rurale (IER) to regenerate, characterize and safety duplicate 97 rice accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops.
  8. Sorghum: The Crop Trust supported the Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER) to regenerate and characterize 816 sorghum accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 103 accessions are safety duplicated in the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Area (ICRISAT) and Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
  9. Sorghum: The Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER) received funding from the Crop Trust to survey and collect sorghum in six regions of Mali with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 216 accessions were collected and 33 are safety duplicated in the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Area (ICRISAT).