Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Projets de développement → Projets 2018 → Genomic prediction to deliver heat tolerant wheat to the Senegal River basin

2018

Genomic prediction to deliver heat tolerant wheat to the Senegal River basin

Sahel : Mali-Mauritania-Senegal

Open government data of Swedish aid

Titre : Genomic prediction to deliver heat tolerant wheat to the Senegal River basin

Pays : Sahel : Mali-Mauritania-Senegal

Date : 2018 - 2021

Agence : The Swedish Research Council

Présentation
This project aims to deliver by advanced breeding super-early high-yielding and heat tolerant durum wheat varieties to replace the winter fallow season along the Senegal River Basin (Mali-Mauritania-Senegal), with the scope of producing new food without affecting the existing rice production, and to generate new market that brings income to smallholders growing this crop within the Basin, thus reducing poverty in the rural areas, and generating new jobs via sustaining the pasta industry. The proposed research will implement an F3 recurrent genomic selection (GS) breeding scheme to deliver heat-tolerant, super-early, top industrial quality, and yield superior durum wheat varieties along the Senegal River Basin. It is hypothesized that GS shall provide higher genetic gain than a scheme based on marker-assisted or cross-breeding methods. This study will further show how to deliver improved durum wheat cultivars following three parallel breeding strategies with increased level of molecular predictions. Moreover, three of such methods will be tested to determine which one delivered the maximum genetic gains. In parallel, it shall sustain the grain yield testing of several elite lines along the River Senegal and their initial fast-track multiplication for delivering rapid impact. It is hypothesized that smallholder farmers shall benefit from this new technology by sowing seeds of improved varieties that ensure higher and more stable yields, while also obtaining higher market prices

Total committed amount : USD 218,400

Openaid.se

Page publiée le 8 août 2021