Harnessing the genetic resources of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L) in Kenya to improve drought tolerance and Striga resistance of farmer preferred cultivars for climate change adaptation by utilizing innovative genomic, value chain and participatory appr

Overview
Overview
  • To conserve and exploit the biodiversity of wild relative genetic resources of sorghum
  • To identify striga resistance and drought tolerance genes by use of genomic technologies  and  transfer Striga resistance and drought tolerance genes from wild relatives into cultivated farmer
  • To strengthen the existing sorghum value chains, improve processing methods and promote innovative and diversified sorghum product
  • To enhance stakeholder capacity to produce, process and market sorghum through innovative participatory approaches and avail information
Sponser

NRF

Principle Instigator
Prof.K NGUGI