Identify and introduce stress tolerant, high-yielding and improved quality varieties of cereals, potato, vegetable, horticultural, fodder crops through on-farm adaptive trials
Identifying frost and salinity tolerant winter wheat varieties with better and reliable yields will reach more farmers who cultivate in the prevalent crop-livestock systems to improve the competitiveness of crops within farming systems and sustain production under abiotic stresses. Cultivation of drought and heat tolerant legumes and potato as a second crop will increase income, improve human nutrition and soil health.
Geographical Location (s) including the Action Sites:
Aral Sea Region (Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)
Field trials of winter wheat and chickpea
Demonstration plots of winter wheat, mungbean and potato
Field days for men and women farmers, researchers, extension workers, seed producers and policy makers for demonstration and participatory evaluation of the introduced and local varieties of crops;
Capacity development of young researchers through specialized training
Men and women, primarily young researchers will be trained in the areas of conducting standard field experiments, crop management and evaluation.
At least 100 advanced lines of winter wheat evaluated for frost tolerance
At least 100 advanced lines of winter wheat evaluated for frost tolerance and yield performance
At least 10 advanced lines of chickpea evaluated for yield performance.
At least 8 improved varieties of winter wheat evaluated in demonstration plots
At least 10 improved clones of potato evaluated in demonstration plots
At least 4 improved lines of mungbean evaluated in demonstration plots
One farmers field day organized to demonstrate performance of winter wheat and chickpea
One training course organized on planning, management and evaluation of field experiments
One training course organized on experimental design and data analysis using statistical software
(i) At least 20 varieties of wheat, chickpea, mungbean and potato superior to the locally grown varieties identified.
(ii) Capacity of at least five young researchers strengthened in scientific management of field experimentation.
iii) Capacity of at least two young researchers strengthened in experimental design and in application of statistical software.
(iv) At least 50 men and women farmers, seed producers, researchers and policy makers learned about new, improved varieties of winter wheat and chickpea.
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