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Cambridge-India Network for Translational Research in Nitrogen (CINTRIN) 

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Crop improvement, Biotechnology: Genomics, Biotechnology: Other, Climate change and Dryland stresses


Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum


Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems


Asia, India

Global Date

03 Aug 16


Cambridge-India Network for Translational Research in Nitrogen (CINTRIN)


Exploit genetic variation
NUE in diverse germplasm collections
Sorghum and pearl millet
Capacity by developing community resources
Maximize the rate of genetic gains
Yield stability
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (BBSRC)
Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
Government of India
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
The Cambridge-India Network for Translational Research in Nitrogen (CINTRIN)
National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)
Department of Plant Sciences and Sainsbury laboratory
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)
National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR)
Arabidopsis and Brachypodium
Crop breeding, agri-technology and extension work
Accessible data-driven methods of technology transfer

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The main aim is to exploit genetic variation (both natural and induced) for NUE in diverse germplasm collections of sorghum and pearl millet at ICRISAT. In addition another equally important objective is to build the capacity by developing community resources such as well characterized mutant populations and by training students, PDFs, researchers for a better future of these important areas of research for these underfunded but important cereals for small holder farmers in SSA and SA. This multidisciplinary project will address the hypothesis that measurable native variations exist for NUE in sorghum and pearl millet that such variation in combination with modern technology can be exploited to maximize the rate of genetic gains and yield stability of these crops under low N stress.

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Completed Project

Project Location

India, United Kingdom (UK)


Government department -national- state or local, Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India

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Government department -national- state or local

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ICRISAT Research Programs

Grain Legumes

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Genetic Gains Program, Genomics & Trait Discovery


Academic institute, National Agricultural Research Systems/Institutes, National Institute of Plant Genomic Research (NIPGR)-New Delhi-India, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)-Ludhiana-India

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Academic institute eg university or college

Partner Country


CGIAR Research Program

Dryland Cereals

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