Developing rice and sorghum crop adaptation strategies for climate change in vulnerable environments in Africa [RISOCAS Project]

Published on 12 May 2010

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Start Date: 1 January 2008 | End Date: 31 January 2010

Overview

The project focuses on development of crop adaptation strategies for irrigated rice, rainfed sorghum, and rainfed upland rice to cope with climate change. A broad range of varietal types of rice and sorghum will be cultivated along longitudinal and altitudinal gradients in West Africa and Madagascar. Relevant meteorological data, soil characteristics and water balances, and parameters of growth and yield will be monitored. These data will be used to identify valuable traits for varietal improvement and to adapt, calibrate and field-validate crop models for predictive applications in the context of climate change scenarios.

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One Response to “Developing rice and sorghum crop adaptation strategies for climate change in vulnerable environments in Africa [RISOCAS Project]”

  1. Mulugeta Seyoum says:

    Would you please inform where to get the research output (published) on rice?

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