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Giving Africa’s new crop varieties a data boost digitally 

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18675

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Seed systems

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum, Grain legumes, Chickpea, Groundnut

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Eastern and Southern Africa, Ethiopia, Tanzania, West and Central Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

15 Jan 21

Title

Giving Africa’s new crop varieties a data boost digitally

Keywords

Capacity building, AVISA, Improved varieties, SEEDx, Sowing, Agronomic practices, Harvest yield, Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Eastern & Southern Africa Program

Story Partners

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT),International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), NARS partners from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria,Tanzania and Uganda

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1889-3, 15 January 2021

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/giving-africas-new-crop-varieties-a-data-boost-digitally/

Description

To increase adoption of new improved varieties in Africa, a webinar was recently organized under the aegis of the AVISA project to familiarize seed system stakeholders with SEEDx, a mobile application developed by ICRISAT that facilitates data-driven decision making.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

15 Jan 21

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 08-Decent_Work_and_Economic_Growth, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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