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Updated Mar 19, 2019

High-yielding new sorghum variety for Mali

Part of University of Georgia

From plant breeder selection among more than 1000 lines and participatory testing of 14 progenies in 2014-15 in Mali, one line named Sambola has been released to farmers and registered in the West African regional seed catalogue in 2016.

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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Agriculture

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Implemented In:

Mali

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Problem

Low yield of locally adapted cultivars, both under low and high input production.

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Solution

The grain yield of this line was over 50% higher than the recurrent parent Lata in high and low input conditions, offering substantially greater productivity.

Target Beneficiaries

Farmers, mostly smallholders.

Innovation Description

From analysis of populations developed under CGIAR Generation Challenge Program funding in the background of Lata (the R-line parent in most locally important hybrids) starting in 2013, and participatory testing of 14 progenies in 2014-15 in Mali, one line named Sambola has been released to farmers and registered in the West African regional seed catalogue in 2016. The grain yield of this line was over 50% compared to the recurrent parent Lata in high and low input conditions.

Competitive Advantage

The grain yield of this line was over 50% higher than the recurrent parent Lata in high and low input conditions. Noting that long-term average annual rates of crop improvement by plant breeding are typically ~1%, this is a major increase.

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Mali