food legumes

Towards using new tools for improving food legumes

The need for utilizing new tools to address drought management, herbicide tolerance, marker assisted selection (MAS) to assist overall crop improvement, inclusion of groundnut and initiating a research student exchange program were some of the plans discussed for Phase II of the project under the Morocco-India Food Legumes Initiative (MIFLI). The need to enhance south-south collaboration among Moroccan institutes and ICRISAT-Africa was emphasized by Dr Rajeev Varshney, Research Program Director Grain Legumes and Director, Centre of Excellence in Genomics (CEG),…

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Strengthening Ethiopia’s production of food legumes

In recognition of Ethiopia’s leading role as a producer of food legumes in East Africa, ICARDA’s Biodiversity and Integrated Gene Management Program (BIGM) recently held its annual review and planning meeting in Addis Ababa to review progress made over the previous year and plan for the future. Ethiopia produces over 2.86 million metric tons, over a total area of 1.74 million hectares: faba bean, chickpea, grass pea, and lentil are all important crops within the crop-livestock production systems prevalent across…

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Grain Legumes

Grain Legumes is a partnership among four CGIAR Research Institutes: ICRISAT as lead center, CIAT, ICARDA and IITA, along with several public and private institutes and organizations, governments, and farmers worldwide.

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