Conservation, Evaluation and Dissemination of Groundnut Germplasm and Foundation Seed Production and Distribution for the West African Region Proceedings of the final workshop 22-25 April 2002Bamako, Mali uri icon

abstract

  • The Gr o u n d n u t Germplasm Project (GGP) was ini t iated in 1996 wi t h the pr incipalaim of restor ing the genetic diversi t y of groundnut in West Af r ica and supplying seed ofimproved varieties t o Nat ional Agr icul tural Research Systems (NARS) and otherbenef iciar ies. ICRISAT, as Project Execut ing Agency and, in col laborat ion wi t h itspar tners ISRA and CIRAD, organized an end-of -project workshop f r o m 22 to 25 Ap r i l2002 at Bamako, Ma l i . The object ive of thi s wor k shop was to present the remarkableachievements of the project to a wide range of stakeholders and ident i f y fol low-upact ion for a sustainable seed produc t ion and del iver y scheme in West Af r ica.Par t icipants at the workshop were f r o m various spheres, including research anddevelopment ( R & D ) , nongovernmental organizations (NGOs ) , the pr ivate sector, andgroundnut producers. Project results were presented dur ing the di f ferent sessions, oneof wh i c h focused on presentat ions by NARS about groundnut seed suppl y systems inselected count r ies.Parallel group discussions focused on conservat ion of genet ic resources and thei ropt imal ut i l izat ion, st rengthening of seed mul t ipl i cat ion and di s t r ibut ion, and the role ofthe publ i c and pr ivate sector in the groundnut sector. These produced impor tantconclusions that wi l l help guide the future development of sustainable seed systems inWest Af r ica.The opinions in this publ icat ion are those of authors and not necessarily those ofICRISAT. The designations employed and the presentat ions of the mater ial in thispubl icat ion do not imp l y the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the par t ofICRISAT concerning the legal status of any count ry, ter r i tory, city, or area, or of i tsauthor i t ies, or concerning the del imi tat ion of its f ront ier s or boundar ies. Wh e r e t radenames are used this does not const i tute endorsement of or discr iminat ion against anyproduct by the Inst i tute

publication date

  • 2003