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Improving finger millet productivity through exploitation of wild germplasm (eleusine spp.)

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Project Description
This project aimed to address the low productivity of finger millet in East Africa through the use of wild relatives. The introgression of adaptive traits, such as tolerance to drought and resistance to blast disease and Striga, into farmer-preferred varieties was the main focus, using already available accessions of crop wild relatives of finger millet at ICRISAT and Maseno University.
Institute Name
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Kenya (ICRISAT)
Institute Country
List of Countries
  • Kenya
Crop Seed or Veg type Acc collected Acc regenerated Acc sent to CG Acc introduced to genebank Acc sent to Svalbard
Finger Millet 0 0 0 0 0
Program Name
Crop Wild Relatives
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Start Date
1st of October 2015
End Date
1st of September 2018
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