In Mali, ICRISAT will develop new crop varieties that meet the requirements of the population
The International Crops Research Institute of the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) held a four-day workshop, which began on Monday, June 21, with the aim of defining a plan for the development of crop varieties that take into account priority needs. Malian and gender-sensitive populations in West and Central Africa.
Have you ever thought of having peanut seeds that produce a lot more oil or millet and sorghum that is easy to pound? Or would you like a cereal to respect certain attributes of your choice? These needs will now be taken into account by ICRISAT researchers. Because, explains Dr Aboubacar Touré, sorghum breeder and representative of the Regional Director of ICRISAT, “ the workshop organized on Monday June 21, 2021, aims to develop profiles of cereal-legume products by bringing together the stakeholders in a representative manner. major crop sectors, as well as researchers from multidisciplinary teams from the public sector. “