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SATREPS : Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (2018)

Development of Climate Change Resilient Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Wheat Production in the Dry and Heat Prone Agro-ecologies of Sudan and Sub-Saharan Africa

Climate Wheat

SATREPS : Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (Japan)

Titre : Development of Climate Change Resilient Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Wheat Production in the Dry and Heat Prone Agro-ecologies of Sudan and Sub-Saharan Africa

Pays : Soudan

Date/Durée : 2018 5 ans

Partenaires
Japon : Tottori University / Utsunomiya University
Soudan : Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan / Sudan Meteorological Authority

Descriptif
Quickly breed high-quality wheat lineages adaptable to Africa’s climate
Demand for wheat is on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa, but production is failing to meet demand. This project employs heat-tolerant lineages derived from wild relatives, identifying their quantitative loci and developing selection markers, and then developing lineages with no quality degradation. It will also develop technology for tolerance selection using metabolites as indicators, and growth models matching future climate change scenarios. To achieve this, the project will set up molecular breeding facilities and an innovation platform in Sudan.

Contribute to resolving food scarcity in Africa by creating varieties that can withstand harsh climates
The project will develop highly accurate selection technology at the molecular breeding facilities that are established, and enable speedy dissemination of new varieties through an innovation platform. It is expected to contribute to food security by developing varieties of wheat suited to the dry and heat-prone agro-ecologies of Sub-Saharan Africa, which are expected to experience even harsher conditions in the future.

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