Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: Cinzana Agricultural Experiment Station (Mali); ICRISAT Sahelian Center (Niger); University of Nebraska - Lincoln (US); Lake Chat Research Institute (Nigeria); US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Services
Wayne W. Hanna
This project’s researchers worked to develop pearl millet hybrid varieties with higher productivity and stability to be used in regions in West Africa where farmers face constraints such as lack of moisture, availability and access to fertilizers, pests, and unstable markets. Genetic improvements would have the potential long-term recurring benefits.
West Africa - Improve the productivity and stability of pearl millet cultivars. - Provide short- and long-term training for pearl millet breeders. U.S. - Use West African germplasm to improve germplasm and productivity of U.S. Hybrids.