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Carrot germplasm development and farmer training for production in stressful environments

Grant No
GS18011
Project Description
Bangladesh and Pakistan have initiated carrot improvement projects in some of their major agricultural universities, and the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg, legal name: Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center), has initiated an effort in developing a focus on carrot. These programs will regularly carry out field trials evaluating key carrot production characteristics. This project will provide funding to support 1) abiotic stress and pest screening, field testing, seed production, and eventual release of carrot breeding populations that have been field evaluated for performance in warm Asian and North American climates, and 2) farmer training on growing carrot roots, producing carrot seed, and recognizing carrot root and seed production characteristics. Information about optimal crop and seed production methodologies would be collected in this project so farmers can maintain their own seed supplies of climate-resilient marketable carrot selections.
Institute Name
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS)
Institute Country
United States
List of Countries
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • United States
  • China
Program Name
Crop Wild Relatives
Donor
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Start Date
1st of September 2018
End Date
30th of September 2020
Status
Completed
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