Designing effective groundnut breeding strategies through farmer-breeder interactions in northern Nigeria


Nigeria is the largest groundnut producing country in West and Central Africa, and the crop is mostly grown under smallholder systems and rainfed conditions. Demand for improved groundnut varieties has been increasing over the years, making it imperative to develop varieties that are suitable to different agro-ecological zones in Nigeria. ICRSAT has been working with national partners to develop improved groundnut varieties. Results of the participatory varietal selection and pair-wise ranking exercises revealed that resistance to pests and diseases, early maturity, pod yield, oil yield, haulm yield, pod and kernel features, and drought tolerance are the most important groundnut traits for farmers, indicating a perfect alignment with breeders.

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Publication: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Drylands
Number of pages: 2
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