Young Malian researchers gear up for grand challenges with crop modeling

Budding agricultural researchers are being trained in crop modeling to take on pressing and ever-present challenges of land, climate and food security. In a recent training program at ICRISAT-Mali, eight students learned to model agrosystems with DSSAT software, taking into account smallholder farming constraints. Crop modeling is a process that...

Malian farmers garner benefits of breeding initiatives, despite pandemic

More than 80,000 farmers, seed and grain producers, agro dealers and processors in Mali were reached through radio and TV messaging during 2020. This complemented 145 demonstrations of new varieties of sorghum, pearl millet, groundnut and cowpea for 3,300 producers. Even during times of a pandemic, assistance to farmers must...

Farmers in mali endorse climate-resilient and high-yielding crop varieties

Farmers in Mali, who volunteered to grow climate-resilient and locally adapted varieties of sorghum, pearl millet, groundnut and cowpea crops under the UE-APSAN-Mali project, demonstrated the superior features of their crops during a field visit by other farmers, seed producers and local officials. Small groups of selected highly motivated farmers...

Objectives

The global objective of the project is to contribute to sustainably increasing crop productivity and farmers' income in the context of climate change. Thus, the project specifically aims at: increasing agricultural productivity in the face of population growth and climate change trough the promotion of varieties developed under previous projects,...