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Participatory market-led cowpea breeding in Sub- Saharan Africa: Evidence pathway from Malawi and Tanzania

Show simple item record Hella, J. P. Chilongo, T Mbwag, A. M Bokosi, J Kabambe, V Riches, C Massawe, C. L. 2021-07-26T06:57:20Z 2021-07-26T06:57:20Z 2013-09
dc.identifier.issn 2350-2274
dc.description Journal article en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper present presents a pathway followed by the Alectra research project group in Tanzania and Malawi breeding cowpea for Alectra resistance and for the market. The main objective of the project was to develop cowpea varieties which are resistant to parasitic weed Alectra vogelii and promote the same to small farmers in Malawi and Tanzania. The paper is based on- on station and on-farm trial data collected at Ilonga, Ilonga Bihawana, and Ismani research stations in Tanzania and at Bunda College in Malawi. On-farm data were ere collected from 2 Extension P Planning Areas reas in central Malawi and 6 villages in Singida, Dodoma and Iringa regions. . Lilongwe and Kasungu in Malawi and Dodoma, Iringa and Singida were the main areas where we collected consumers' preference data. The pathway shows show that starting from 180 breeder lines, only 13 lines including B301, , IT99K-7-21-2-2-1 IT99K IT99K-494-6 and IT99K IT99K-753-1 and turned out to o be very promising lines against A. vogelii infestation infestation. However after subjecting the same lines to various consumer consumer/market preference indicators such as seed color and size, many lines were drop dropped hence could not be officially released. This study conclude that market based research has resulted in releasing highly demanded varieties that will stimulate production and increase income of small producers in the two countries countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Cowpea en_US
dc.subject Consumer preference en_US
dc.subject Market demand en_US
dc.subject Variety release en_US
dc.title Participatory market-led cowpea breeding in Sub- Saharan Africa: Evidence pathway from Malawi and Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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