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The project on rice research for tailor-made breeding and cultivation technology development in Kenya

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Title The project on rice research for tailor-made breeding and cultivation technology development in Kenya
Outline In Kenya, rice production is constrained by various biotic and abiotic stresses such as drought, cold weather at high elevations, saline soil, low soil fertility, and rice blast disease. In order to improve rice productivity and yield stability, this study aims to improve existing cultivation technologies. Through the analysis of the interactions among genotypes, cultivation environments, and management practices, breeding lines carrying useful stress-resistant genes/QTLs and cultivation technologies that maximize the potential of individual rice varieties will be developed.
Principal Investigator (Affiliation) Akira Yamauchi: Professor, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences and Director, International Cooperation Center for Agricultural Education (ICCAE)
Collaborating Institutions in Japan Okayama University, Shimane University and Yamagata University
Collaborating Institutions in Kenya Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) (Formerly Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), etc.
Project Period Project period for the activities in Kenya: 5 years (from May 22, 2013 to May 21, 2018)
Project period for the activities in Japan: 5 years and 10 months (June 1, 2012 to March 31, 2018)

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