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Groundnut rosette disease management. Final Technical Report.

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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Chancellor, T.

This project has helped to lay the foundations for further crop improvement by developing hybrid groundnut lines with multiple pest and disease resistance; providing training in breeding and evaluation methods for key staff; developing a practical method for evaluating vector resistance in groundnut; identifying molecular markers linked to a vector resistance gene and constructing a basic genetic linkage map for groundnut. Thus capacity has been built in Uganda in the area of groundnut crop improvement, primarily through consolidating links between the National Agricultural Research Organisation and ICRISAT that will lay a sound basis for sustainable groundnut production.