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  • SDGs2
  • SDGs15
Principal Investigator (Affiliation) japan Prof.
YOSHIMURA Atsushi
(Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate School of Kyushu University)
myanmar Director General
Naing Kyi Win
(Department of Agricultural Research (DAR), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MIALI))
Research Institutions in Japan Kyusyu University / Nagoya University
Research Institutions in Myanmar Department of Agricultural Research (DAR), Ministry of Agriculture / Livestock and Irrigation (MIALI)
Adoption fiscal year FY 2017
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Republic of the Union of Myanmar
General Description of the Research Project

Develop and spread high performance rice plant adaptable for rice farming in non-irrigated area
Various styles of rice farming are operated in Myanmar, with non-irrigated rice farming depending on rainfed lowlands and plowed fields comprising about 50% of rice fields in the country. This project aims to enhance rice genome breeding system to develop and spread high performing rice cultivars for non-irrigated areas adapted to the natural, social and economic environment of Myanmar. Useful genes for traits such as short growth period, high yield, pest resistance, and environmental stress resistance to regionally adapted type of rice will be introduced.

Apply rice genome science to contribute to stability in Asia and reduce global famine
Improving the livelihood in rural Myanmar with promotion of rice genome science and plant breeding is an urgent issue. Contribution to reduction of famine on a global scale can also be expected from the spread of the newly developed high-performance rice plant adapted for non-irrigated areas in Myanmar and around the world.

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The targeted local cultivars for rice improvement depend on various non-irrigated areas, such as upland, rainfed-lowlands, and flood-prone area of Myanmar

The targeted local cultivars for rice improvement depend on various non-irrigated areas, such as upland, rainfed-lowlands, and flood-prone area of Myanmar

Transplanting the Myanmar local cultivars and the promising lines, those were previously developed in Japan and carry the agronomically-important gene

Transplanting the Myanmar local cultivars and the promising lines, those were previously developed in Japan and carry the agronomically-important gene

Crossing the Myanmar local cultivars with the promising lines, those were previously developed in Japan and carry the agronomically-important gene

Crossing the Myanmar local cultivars with the promising lines, those were previously developed in Japan and carry the agronomically-important gene

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