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Principal Investigator (Affiliation)
  • SDGs11
(Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate School of Kyushu University)
Research Institutions in Japan Kyushu University
Research Institutions in Myanmar Department of Agriculture (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 The goals of this study is to: 1) strengthen the rice breeding system suitable for the natural and socio-economic environment of Myanmar; and: 2) develop promising lines by introducing genes for useful traits (i.e. high yield, disease and insect resistance, environmental stress-tolerance, early maturity, etc.) into locally-adapted rice varieties. Specific activities to be undertaken for improving breeding system include: establishment of the rapid backcrossing method and the marker-assisted selection; exploration/identification/analysis of useful genes; and evaluation and utilization of Myanmar's genetic resources. At the same time, promising lines suitable for rainfed lowland and upland are developed using improved breeding system. Then, the promising lines are evaluated at several test cultivation sites in Myanmar and examined for possible dissemination across the ASEAN region.
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