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DST-SERB (N-PDF): Adaptability of mungbean [Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek] varieties for drought environments (2018-20)

Mungbean [green gram; Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek] is a nutritive legume crop that fixes 58–109 kg/ha atmospheric nitrogen symbiotically. India is the largest producer (65% of world acreage) and consumer (54% of world production) of mungbean. The crop is cultivated over a wide range of environmental conditions such as on marginal soils with low … Continue reading DST-SERB (N-PDF): Adaptability of mungbean [Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek] varieties for drought environments (2018-20)

USAID-Feed the Future Innovation Lab – Development of Abiotic Stress Tolerant Millet for Africa and South Asia

Millet plays different roles in food security. It remains a staple of millions among the poorest in both India and Africa. At the same time, its growing value in the food and feed industry offers opportunities for income generation. This economic value is evident in the growth in production in both regions, even if acreage has declined. While among the staples most adapted to harsh environments, productivity gains from increased and broad stress tolerance will be significant.

USAID – Feed the Future Innovation Lab – Climate Resilient Sorghum

The drier parts of the world are where development challenges are the greatest and market failure is most acute, and few if any of these are more urgent than the ‘Sahel’ region of Africa. Its unusual tolerance of low inputs, especially water, make the cereal crop sorghum essential to human populations in the Sahel, where episodic drought is a fact of life. Despite its importance, sorghum improvement has lagged that of maize, wheat and rice, largely if not entirely due to greater effort invested in the ‘Big Three’.

Simulation Modelling

Simulation Modelling Once the reasonable depth of understanding the physiological traits is attained, ultimately, the tool for value/risk assessment of such new technology within target agro-eco-systems is necessary. Reproducing the physiological traits in silico using modelling tools enables probabilistic foresight on mechanistic of physiological traits within the framework of target agricultural production systems and so allows … Continue reading Simulation Modelling

Trait Dissection

  Trait Dissection Within team activities, dissection of physiological traits lay the baseline on which all other activities are built. We focus on understanding the range of plant adaptive mechanisms underlying the crop water usage which can potentially contribute to plant production advantage in various drought stress environments. Regulated dry down Transpiration response to VPD … Continue reading Trait Dissection

Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Bioversity International is a global research-for-development organization that delivers scientific evidence, management practices, and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural biodiversity to attain global food and nutrition security. It works with partners in low-income countries in different regions where agricultural biodiversity can contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation. Bioversity International is a member of the CGIAR, … Continue reading Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Dr Krithika – Plant Nutrition

Dr. Krithika Anbazhagan Krithika Anbazhagan is working with the GEMS team as a Visiting Scientist since Dec 2017. Her primary research project, in collaboration with WorldVeg, is on phenotyping elite genotypes of mungbean for drought adaptation. She is also involved and deriving mungbean crop growth parameters for crop models and farmer-participatory studies to extend relevant … Continue reading Dr Krithika – Plant Nutrition