Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Kamboinsé Research Station

Exploiting African Seed Treatment Technology

Sorghum grown from farm saved seeds is a major crop in the drought-threatened region of Sahel. A recent small scale study made by the applicant institutions in Burkina Faso hasdocumented >25% increase in sorghum grain yield by treating farm-saved ... Project Completion Report: 1) We have had been able to show that the use of a simple plant extract for seed treatment of a stable crop, Sorghum, in Burkina Faso has a positive effect on yield (17% on average). This yield  increase is com ...

Endophytes of Sorghum: A Potential Bio resource for Sustainable Crop Production

BACKGROUND: In Sub-Saharan Africa climate changes are predicted to aggravate constraints to plant production by altering patterns of precipitation. Both increased drought and more frequent periods with intense precipitation (flooding) may directly c ...