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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2000

BAMFOOD Increasing the productivity of bambara groundnut (vigna subterranea l. verdc) for sustainable food production in semi-arid Africa

Bambara groundnut, Semi-arid Africa

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

Titre : BAMFOOD Increasing the productivity of bambara groundnut (vigna subterranea l. verdc) for sustainable food production in semi-arid Africa

Région : Aride

Code du projet : ICA4-CT-2000-30002 FP5-INCO 2

Durée : From 2000-10-01 to 2004-04-30

Descriptif
Bambara groundnut is an important African legume for which there has been no breeding strategy or attempt to match existing landraces to specific environments. This project combines farmers knowledge, experiments and molecular techniques Within a bambara groundnut improvement programme. A growers survey will define desirable traits of local bambara groundnut genotypes. Genetic and agronomic studies on contrasting landraces will link with farmers knowledge to produce a simulation model to define ideotypes for contrasting environments. The project will establish cost-effective molecular techniques and kits for use in African laboratories. These techniques will characterise genetic composition of bambara groundnut landraces. Techniques to facilitate crossbreeding to produce new varieties will be developed alongside methods to match the suitability of existing landraces to particular environments

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM (United Kingdom)
Participants : BOTSWANA COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE Botswana ; MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Namibia ; TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH Germany ; UNIVERSITY OF SWAZILAND Swaziland

Budget
Coût total : EUR 810 306
Contribution UE : EUR 810 306

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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