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MARAMA Improvement of marama bean (tylosema esculentum (burch.) schreiber) an under-utilized grain and tuber producing legume for southern africa

Marama Bean Southern Africa

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : MARAMA Improvement of marama bean (tylosema esculentum (burch.) schreiber) an under-utilized grain and tuber producing legume for southern africa

Région : Afrique du Sud

Code du projet : ICA4-CT-2000-30010

Durée : From 2000-11-01 to 2004-10-31

Descriptif
Marama bean (Tylosema esculentum L.), an under-utilised, perennial legume of poor, arid soils of southern Africa, produces protein- and oil-rich, edible seeds (harvested wild) and extremely large (up to 200 kg) tubers, containing protein and carbohydrate : Its foliage provides fodder. This project will assess the potential of marama as a low-input, sustainable crop for subsistence agriculture in dry areas. Distribution in the wild and biodiversity will be assessed. Agronomic trials with varying water and nitrogen will assess growth, yield and quality of grain, tubers and foliage in relation to environmental conditions. Scientific understanding of the mechanisms by which marama accumulates nitrogen and carbon, partitions assimilates to organs and withstands stresses, particularly watercress, will come from physiological and biochemical analysis of plants in experiments. The project will foster the use of marama and its agronomy.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED (United Kingdom)
Participants : AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS Greece ; BOTSWANA COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE Botswana ; UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN South Africa ; UNIVERSITY OF NAMIBIA Namibia

Budget
Coût total : EUR 1 017 729
Contribution UE : EUR 775 129

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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