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Intsormil presentation sept.1,2010

  1. 1. Sorghum Millet and Other Grains CRSP<br />Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement<br />No. EEP-A-00-06-00160<br />
  2. 2. Focus<br />Sorghum, Pearl Millet and Other Grains<br /><ul><li>Finger Millet (E. & Southern Africa)
  3. 3. Tef (Ethiopia)
  4. 4. Fonio (West Africa)</li></li></ul><li>Technical Focal Areas<br /><ul><li>Soil and water (environmental considerations)
  5. 5. Integrated pest management
  6. 6. Nutrition and health
  7. 7. Broadening market access
  8. 8. Mitigating post-harvest constraints
  9. 9. Enhancing productivity and livelihood in marginal areas
  10. 10. Increasing income
  11. 11. Improving food quality, processing and safety
  12. 12. Biodiversity
  13. 13. Biotechnology</li></li></ul><li>Vision<br /><ul><li>Improve food security
  14. 14. Enhance farm income
  15. 15. Improve economic activity</li></ul>In the major sorghum and pearl millet producing countries in Africa and Central America<br />
  16. 16. INTSORMIL CRSP REGIONS<br />East Africa<br />West Africa<br />Central America<br />Southern Africa<br />
  17. 17. Major Objectives<br />1. Facilitate the growth of the rapidly expanding markets for sorghum and pearl millet<br />
  18. 18. 2. Improve the food and nutritional quality of sorghum and pearl millet to enhance marketability and consumer health<br />
  19. 19. 3. Increase the stability and yield level of sorghum and pearl millet through crop, soil, and water management while maintaining or improving the natural resources of soil<br />
  20. 20. 4. Enhance the stability and yield of sorghum and pearl millet though the use of genetic technologies<br />
  21. 21. 5. Enhance global sorghum and pearl millet genetic resources and the conservation of biodiversity<br />
  22. 22. 6.Develop effective partnerships with national and international agencies engaged in the improvement of sorghum and pearl millet production and the betterment of people dependent on these crops<br />
  23. 23. Participating U.S. Universities<br />University of Nebraska – ME<br /> Texas A&M University<br /> Ohio State University<br /> Purdue University<br /> Kansas State University<br /> West Texas A&M University<br /> Kansas State University<br /> USDA/ARS<br />
  24. 24. Key Elements of INTSORMIL Research<br /><ul><li>Training of developing-country and US scientists
  25. 25. Mutually beneficial partnerships:
  26. 26. USG, LG universities, NGO’s, private sector
  27. 27. Developing countries and USA
  28. 28. Small Entrepreneurs, Businesses, Value Added Endeavors
  29. 29. Generation and application of new knowledge and technologies
  30. 30. Economically benefits developing countries and USA</li></li></ul><li>Projects<br /><ul><li>Genetics (Breeding/Biotechnology) - 5
  31. 31. Economics & Marketing - 2
  32. 32. Agronomy - 2
  33. 33. Food Science - 3
  34. 34. Entomology - 1
  35. 35. Pathology – 1</li></ul>All will emphasize Africa and sorghum/pearl millet.<br />Other grains research projects will be dependent upon USAID Mission funding.<br />

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