Data-driven breeding approaches for sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L) and common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) intercropping for yield enhancement in Kenya​

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▪ Kenya’s population~ 47.6 million
▪ Arable land area was 10.2 % & 85% arid and semi-arid ecosystem-
▪ Largely small holder agriculture-mixed farming
▪ Breeding system targets monocrop system


Selection of sorghum and bean varietal combinations with high yield potential for intercrop

Specific objectives
• To evaluate genotypic and phenotypic variation of sorghum and bean landraces
• To identify and select combinations of beans and sorghum with high total mixture yield
• To identify and select farmers’ preferred traits and combinations through intercrop
crowdsourcing trials

Recha, T.O.

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