MSIDP Updates: Adding Value to smallholder farming

Sichali, F and Mankhwala, C and Makoko, S (2020) MSIDP Updates: Adding Value to smallholder farming. [Newsletters]

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Groundnut Rosette Disease (GRD) is the major challenge to groundnut production in Malawi. Many old varieties are susceptible to GRD, with a complete yield loss under severe disease. Yet groundnut is a major source of income and food. Government’s Department of Agricultural Research Services, in partnership with ICRISAT, have in the recent past released seven new varieties (CG 8, CG 9, CG 10, CG 11, CG 12, CG 13 and CG 14), to improve groundnut productivity. Irish Aid funded Malawi Seed Industry Development Project (MSIDP), has been bulking seed of these new varieties for grain production. Starting in the 2019-2020 cropping season, seed companies will begin rolling out CG 9 and CG 11 to farmers.

Item Type: Newsletters
Divisions: Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Groundnut, Malnutrition, Smallholder farming
Subjects: Others > Smallholder Farmers
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Malawi
Others > Seed Systems
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2020 05:14
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2020 05:14
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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