Eastern and Southern Africa
83% adoption rate of improved sorghum cultivars in Ethiopia
45% yield advantage from improved varieties by using microdosing and tied ridges
5 sorghum cultivars and 7 finger millet varieties were released by partners in Ethiopia
60% sorghum productivity gain in Eritrea from the package of improved practices
In Kenya, finger millet variety U-15 was released by a partner and 2 sorghum cultivars were released by partners in South Sudan
17% productivity gains were registered in finger millet in Tanzania
25 finger millet lines with drought potential were selected for regional trial and evaluation in Uganda.
West and Central Africa
129% productivity gains in sorghum and 50% in pearl millet from the package of improved practices in Mali
4000 farmers were involved in Integrated Striga and soil fertility/water management Farmer Field Schools
13 farmer organizations were trained in seed marketing in Burkina Faso
In Niger, pearl millet varieties ICRI-Tabi, Mil de Siaka and ICMV-IS 89305 were selected for wider dissemination and testing
Nigeria reported 21% productivity gains from package of improved practices in sorghum and 150% productivity gains from package of improved practices in pearl millet.
7 pearl millet cultivars released by partners in India (3 each in the states of Rajasthan and Haryana and 1 in Gujarat)
220 kg of breeder seed of preferred open pollinated varieties were produced
Seeds of 4 released sorghum varieties were distributed for cultivation over 10,180 hectares, involving 25,200 Indian farmers
Farmer-preferred pearl millet hybrids identified for dissemination: 9 for Rajasthan, 4 for Gujarat and 4 for Haryana
The HOPE Project was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and was carried out by 50 partners led by ICRISAT
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