Abating Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) Damage in Eastern Africa Using Integrated Cultural and Biological Control Measures

Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus), a native plant of tropical and sub-tropical South and North America, is a noxious invasive weed in Eastern Africa. It adversely affects food […]

Breeding Sorghum for Improved Resistance to Striga and Drought in Africa

The goal of research in this project is to develop, deploy, and promote the use of second generation sorghum cultivars with drought and Striga resistance using […]

  • Start Date: 2008
  • End Date: 2012
  • Project Code: PRF 101
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Crop, Soil and Water management to optimize Grain Yield and Quality for Value- Added Markets in Eastern and Southern Africa

The goal of this project is to improve food security and market development of sorghum and pearl millet in ESA through research, institutional capacity building and […]

Ebissa, Kuma

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Understanding the Impact of Idiosyncratic Shocks on Farm Productivity and Household Assets in Ethiopia, Ghana and Bangladesh

New evidence that idiosyncratic risk dominates covariate risk in rural Africa and Asia indicates the potential contribution of improved local risk management to household asset accumulation, […]

  • Start Date: 2007
  • End Date: 2012
  • Project Code: Not Available
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Ibssa, Kuma

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Haile, Getachew

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Hussen, Asrese

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Shikur, Srara

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Breeding Grain Molds for Mold Resistance in High Digestibility Sorghum Varieties

The goal of this proposal is to combine the improved nutritional grain quality sorghum with high levels of grain mold resistance.