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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Nigeria
2. Title (Full name) Targeting Drought-avoidance Root Traits to Enhance Rice Productivity under Water-limited Environments
3. Project Location WARDA station in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 2
1. Policy, 2. R & D, 3. Extension & Training, 4. Production, 5. Marketing
6. Post-harvest, 7. Irrigation, 8. Credit, 9. Seed, 10. Other ( specify below )
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
CGIAR: GCP (Generation Challenge Program)
7. Budget USD 87,000 in 3 years
8. Project duration Start: 2009
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2011
9. Goal and objectives Goal:
Obj.: To elucidate the mechanisms and integrate the knowledge of dehydration-avoidance root traits in rice in relation to crop performance under rain-fed lowland conditions
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: NARES scientists
11. Project component (activities) 1. Evaluation of Oryza SNP germplasm and other varieties at seedling stage for deep rooting ability under greenhouse condition, under stress and non-stress conditions
2. F3 populations for seedling stage tolerance will be phynotyped under upland condition for mapping
3. Evaluation of some stress tolerant and high yielding breeding lines under rain-fed lowland conditions in IITA-Ibadan
4. Screening of some candidate drought tolerant rice breeding lines under rain-fed lowland drought conditions in Abakaliki
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Development of the protocol to assist with molecular breeding for drought resisitance
2. Enhancement of the capacity of NARES researchers in the use of improved tools and methods for the genetic enhancement of drought resisitance in rice
13. Inputs
14. Implementing agency IRRI in collaboration with WARDA-Nigeria
15. Status of the project 3 1?Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. On-going, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems Funds not yet received
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