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Spotlight on pearl millet – biofortification and drought tolerance 

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Resource ID

17987

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Topics

Crop improvement, Nutrition, Biofortification

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, India

Global Date

21 Feb 20

Title

Spotlight on pearl millet – biofortification and drought tolerance

Keywords

Biofortification, Pearl Millet, Malnutrition, Iron, Zinc, Smart Food, HarvestPlus, ICAR, AICPMIP, Nutri-Cereal campaigns, Drought tolerance

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, Crop Improvement

Story Partners

CCS Haryana Agricultural University; Junagadh Agricultural University; Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University; MPKV College of Agriculture; Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University;Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University; Karnataka State Seeds Corporation Limited; Maharashtra State Seeds, corporation Limited; Ajeet seeds Ltd.; Bayer BioScience Pvt. Ltd.; Bioseed Research India Pvt. Ltd.; Ganga Kaveri Seeds Pvt. Ltd.; Hi-Yield Agri Genetics Pvt. Ltd.; Hytech Seed India Pvt. Ltd.; JK Agri Genetics Ltd.; Kaveri Seeds Company Pvt. Ltd.; Metahelix Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd.; Nirmal Seeds Pvt. Ltd.; Nu Genes Pvt. Ltd.; Nuziveedu Seeds Pvt. Ltd.; Pioneer Overseas Corporation

Author/Key contact

Dr S K Gupta

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1842-3, 21 February 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/spotlight-on-pearl-millet-biofortification-and-drought-tolerance/

Description

Pearl millet scientists discussed the ‘Future micronutrient breeding strategy in pearl millet’, and agreed that phenotyping for micronutrient trait was the most important component needed to strengthen and mainstream biofortification activity in pearl millet. This was at the HarvestPlus Pearl Millet Biofortification Review (2019) and Planning (2020) Meeting.Genetic variability is very critical asset to breeders to start with any trait specific breeding. With the high throughput screening facilities, several thousands of pearl millet samples were analyzed for grain Fe and Zn density. This is largely contributed to scale the available genetic variability for these two micronutrients in working germplasm and breeding materials at ICRISAT.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

21 Feb 20

CGIAR Research Program

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, GLDC

SDG

02-Zero_Hunger, 13-Climate_Action, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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