Crop improvement, Climate change and Dryland stresses
Dryland cereals, Finger millet
Eastern and Southern Africa, Kenya
Neglected No Longer: Grasspea and Finger Millet Pre-breeding Get a Boost
Climate Change, Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), Pre-Breeding, ICARDA, James Hutton Institute, Templeton-Crop Trust
Eastern & Southern Africa Program
Grasspea is a nutritious crop which is heat- and drought-tolerant and often survives when other crops fail, thus gaining a reputation as a ‘famine crop’,” said Shiv Agrawal, a legume breeder with the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), who will spearhead the work on grasspea in the new project. The problem with the crop is that it contains a toxin that can cause paralysis if people eat too much of it as a sole food source.
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