Promoting open source seed systems for beans, forage legumes, millet and sorghum for climate change adaptation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

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Created Thursday 27th of October, 2016
Last updated Tuesday 17th of April, 2018
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract To help resource-poor male and female farmers better cope with climate change, this project will increase the availability and diversity of climate-smart varieties of four important crops, namely beans, forage legumes, finger millet and sorghum. We will test, breed, produce high-quality seeds, and increase access to a wider range of locally adapted varieties using a crowdsourcing approach and by establishing or strengthening community seed banks. Marketing channels will be strengthened to disseminate the most promising varieties of beans, forage legumes, finger millet and sorghum.
How this dataset could be used by others To improve adaptation to climate change and enhance the food and nutrition security of resource-poor farmers in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, through the availability, sustainable management and use of a wider range of quality plant agricultural biodiversity
Principal investigator Carlo Fadda
Principal investigator email c.fadda@cgiar.org
Partners UNGB,NPGRC,Hivos ,GeRRI,ERMCSD
Other researchers involved John Recha,Desterio Nyamongo,Margaret Mollel,John Mulumba Wasswa,Felix M'mboyi ,Willy Douma ,Boniface Kiome ,Jeske van de Gevel
Contact person Otieno, Gloria
Contact email g.otieno@cgiar.org
Custodian Otieno, Gloria
Custodian email g.otieno@cgiar.org
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Project title Promoting open source seed systems for beans, forage legumes, millet and sorghum for climate change adaptation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
Project abstract To help resource-poor male and female farmers better cope with climate change, this project will increase the availability and diversity of climate-smart varieties of four important crops, namely beans, forage legumes, finger millet and sorghum. We will test, breed, produce high-quality seeds, and increase access to a wider range of locally adapted varieties using a crowdsourcing approach and by establishing or strengthening community seed banks. Marketing channels will be strengthened to disseminate the most promising varieties of beans, forage legumes, finger millet and sorghum.
Grant code FAO
Donor FAO
Partners UNGB,NPGRC,Hivos ,GeRRI,ERMCSD
Start date 01/10/2015
End date 30/09/2017
Principal investigator Carlo Fadda
Other staff involved John Recha,Carlo Fadda,Desterio Nyamongo,Margaret Mollel,John Mulumba Wasswa,Felix M'mboyi ,Willy Douma ,Boniface Kiome ,Jeske van de Gevel
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