Annual Report 2018 | Improving crops
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Improving crops

Leena Tripathi (IITA-Kenya) Banana is a major staple food crop feeding more than 500 million people in tropical and subtropical countries. Its production is seriously affected by several factors, specifically stresses such as declining soil fertility, narrow genetic diversity in germplasm, and inadequate availability of clean...

Abebe Menkir, Baffour Badu-Apraku, A Tahirou Abdoulaye, Melaku Gedil, and Silvestro Meseka Maize has emerged in the last three decades as an important food security and income generating crop for millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Despite its importance, the average maize grain yields are...