More grain legumes for Africa
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CTA. 1987. More grain legumes for Africa. Spore 8. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India, will increase its presence in Eastern and Central Africa for grain legume promotion, reports the institute's bulletin. A consultative group meeting on Grain...
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India, will increase its presence in Eastern and Central Africa for grain legume promotion, reports the institute's bulletin. A consultative group meeting on Grain Legumes, held at the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), Ethiopia, last December, proposed three alternative mechanisms under which ICRISAT could operate in the region. It was recognized that ICRISAT already responds to individual national requests for germoplasm, training, information and scientific assistance. The meeting brought together some thirty-five scientists who reviewed on-going research programmes in this African region on three grain legume crops: chickpea, groundnut and pigeonpea Participants included representatives from national programmes of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda as well as from research and donor organizations. There was unanimous agreement that the priorities of all national programmes with respect to these three crops include: - Germplasm collection, exchange and evaluation - Training at both scientific and technical levels - Strengthening of national programmes and regional cooperation. Peanut news ICRISAT has announced that it is to produce the 'International Arachis Newsletter', in collaboration with the Peanut Collaborative Research Support Programme (Peanut CRSP). It will report a range of topics relevant to groundnut (Arachis hypogaea). It will be published in May and November. All communications and requests should be sent to The Editor International Arachis Newsietter, ICRISAT For further information, contact: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ICRISAT Patancheru Andhra Pradesh 502 324 India
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