Crop improvement, Gender, Market Access and Value Chains, Seed systems
Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum, Grain legumes, Chickpea, Groundnut
West and Central Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana
23 Jul 21
Cereal-legume value chain stakeholders in WCA meet to develop demand-driven and gender-responsive product profiles
AVISA, Gender, GLDC, Mali, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Improved seed varieties, Value chain
Research Program – Accelerated Crop Improvement
IITA, CIAT, INERA, Burkina Faso; IER , Mali; Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI), Ghana; Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) and Usmanu Danfodiyo University of Sokoto (UDUS), Nigeria; Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Ethiopia; Department of Research and Development (DRD), Tanzania; National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI) of the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) and Uganda.
ICRISAT Happenings 1916-2, 23 July 2021
ICRISAT’s Gender Research Program recently brought together breeders, value chain stakeholders and social scientists from Mali, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria to define priority traits of cultivars of sorghum, millet and groundnut during a 4-day workshop. Prior to the workshop, studies were carried out with the national agricultural research systems (NARS) partners in the above countries, to examine and assess the trait preferences of key stakeholders, especially taking into account the specificity of traits with respect to gender-related needs. The results of these studies were presented during the workshop. The expected output is priority trait demands translated into new market-driven and gender-responsive product profiles for the breeding programs at ICRISAT and NARS.
23 Jul 21