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Principal Investigator (Affiliation) 日本 Prof.
YAMAUCHI Akira
(Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University)
ケニヤ Dr.
Eliud K. Kireger
(Director General, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO))
Research Institutions in Japan Nagoya University / Okayama University / Shimane University / Yamagata University
Research Institutions in Kenya Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
Adoption fiscal year FY 2012
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Kenya Kenya(image)
General Description of the Research Project

Developing superior rice varieties and cultivation methods that maximize each variety's potential
In many sub-Saharan African countries, a pressing issue is boosting rice production because the growth in domestic rice production is insufficient for the increase in consumption. Kenya is executing a policy to double rice production, but has to address impediments such as drought, cold weather at high elevation areas, low soil fertility and rice blast disease. By using technologies such as molecular breeding and DNA marker-assisted selection, the project advances the development of rice varieties carrying useful genes to overcome stress conditions in Kenya. After assessing current cultivation practices, the project aims to develop cultivation technologies that maximize the potential of individual rice varieties and ensure sustainable rice production.

Fostering both rice and researchers to address food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa
Combining tailor-made rice varieties suitable to Kenya’s cultivation environments with optimum cultivation methods lead to an improvement of productivity and stability in rice production. The project contributes to achieving the goal of CARD*, a consultative group of bilateral donors and regional and international organizations working in collaboration with rice-producing African countries. It will also assist the development of human resources for rice research both in Kenya and Japan. * CARD: Coalition for African Rice Development

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Cultivation experiments to exame the effects of environmental factors on the expression of characters of individual rice varieties

Cultivation experiments to exame the effects of environmental factors on the expression of characters of individual rice varieties

Introducing useful agronomic traits into Kenyan rice varieties through crossbreeding

Introducing useful agronomic traits into Kenyan rice varieties through crossbreeding

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