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Multi-purpose cowpea inoculation for improved yields in small holder farms in Kenya COWBIA

Kenya

Institut de recherche de l’agriculture biologique (FiBL)

Titre : Multi-purpose cowpea inoculation for improved yields in small holder farms in Kenya COWBIA

Pays : Kenya

Dates : Start of project 01.03.2013

FiBL project number : 10067

Résumé _ This PhD project intends to ; 1) identify competitive and effective rhizobial strains capable of providing sufficient nitrogen derived from BNF for cowpea cultivated in two agro-ecological zones in Kenya, 2) identify optimal cowpea cultivar-rhizobial strain combinations with improved yield and protein content for different growing conditions of small holder farmers in Kenya, 3) develop molecular markers for the evaluation and monitoring of rhizobial inoculation of improved strains, and 4) develop efficient phenotyping assays for large scale screening of cowpea genotypes for improved symbiosis that can be implemented in breeding programs.

Partenaires : IITA Kenya ETH Zürich

Financement : Sawiris Fellowships Program of ETH Globals

Présentation : FiBL

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