|Principal Investigator (Affiliation)||
|Research Institutions in Japan||Graduate School of The University of Tokyo|
|Cooperating Organization in Japan|
|Partner Country||Republic of India|
|Research Institutions in India||Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad /Indian Institute of Technology Bombay / PJ Telangana State Agricultural University|
|Cooperating organization in India|
|General Description of the Research Project||The purpose of this research is to develop and validate high-performance breeding system for a staple food, rice in order to achieve stable and increased productivity even in semi-arid areas of India, where water supply is becoming increasingly unstable due to climate change. This study consists of the following tasks;
1. Design and implementation of elemental technologies for high performance rice breeding support system
We will design, implement, and manualize a technology package to improve the efficiency of water-saving rice breeding by integrating technologies for high-throughput phenotyping (rapid, accurate, and nondestructive monitoring of crop conditions), prediction models of crop performance based on genetic and environmental information, easy collection of field environmental information, and an integrated breeding data platform.
2. Test operation and evaluation of the integrated high-performance rice breeding support system
We will evaluate the effectiveness of the system by using actual data for efficient selection of water-saving rice genetic resources, design of breeding parents, reduction of breeding costs, and ease of use in India. This initiative will contribute to the SDGs, with a focus on stable food production in developing countries as well as Japan.
|Links||Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science / Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo|