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Principal Investigator (Affiliation) 日本 Prof.
TSUJIMOTO Hisashi
(Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University) researchmap
sudan Associate Prof.
Izzat Sidahmed Ali Tahir
(Wheat Research Program, Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan)
Research Institutions in Japan Tottori University / Utsunomiya University
Research Institutions in Sudan Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan / Sudan Meteorological Authority
Adoption fiscal year FY 2018
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Republic of the Sudan
General Description of the Research Project

Quickly breed high-quality wheat lineages adaptable to Africa’s climate
Demand for wheat is on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa, but production is failing to meet demand. This project employs heat-tolerant lineages derived from wild relatives, identifying their quantitative loci and developing selection markers, and then developing lineages with no quality degradation. It will also develop technology for tolerance selection using metabolites as indicators, and growth models matching future climate change scenarios. To achieve this, the project will set up molecular breeding facilities and an innovation platform in Sudan.

Contribute to resolving food scarcity in Africa by creating varieties that can withstand harsh climates
The project will develop highly accurate selection technology at the molecular breeding facilities that are established, and enable speedy dissemination of new varieties through an innovation platform. It is expected to contribute to food security by developing varieties of wheat suited to the dry and heat-prone agro-ecologies of Sub-Saharan Africa, which are expected to experience even harsher conditions in the future.

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pic1 Experiment in selecting heat-tolerant wheat using high-temperature-stress fields in Sudan

Experiment in selecting heat-tolerant wheat using high-temperature-stress fields in Sudan

pic2 Diversity shown by Aegilops tauschii, a wild species that serves as donor parent for heat-tolerant genes

Diversity shown by Aegilops tauschii, a wild species that serves as donor parent for heat-tolerant genes

pic3 Beginning to develop commercial varieties by crossbreeding heat-tolerant wheat with Sudan’s commercial varieties

Beginning to develop commercial varieties by crossbreeding heat-tolerant wheat with Sudan’s commercial varieties

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