Building capacity in agro-biotechnology to improve tomato yield in wilt-endemic areas of Nigeria & Ghana

NAME OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/LEAD SCIENTIST:
DR A R POPOOLA (ASSOCIATE PROFFESSOR)
DEPARTMENT OF CROP PROTECTION,

COLLEGE OF PLANT SCIENCE AND CROP PRODUCTION

TITLE OF PROJECT: Building capacity in agro-biotechnology to improve tomato yield in wilt-endemic areas of Nigeria and Ghana

SPONSOR: Department Of International Development (DFID) Of The Uk Government

YEAR OF COMMENCEMENT: 2010

DURATION: SEPTEMBER 2010 – MARCH 2013

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  1. High yielding, wilt-resistant accessions of tomato.
  2. A parent line with resistance to wilt pathogens – TOMACHIVA identified.
  3. A female Ph.d student anchored on the project.
  4. A male PhD and a female M. Agric candidates also anchored on the project
  5. Ten scientists, research officers, extension agents from Nigeria and Ghana receive training on application of molecular tools to agricultural research
  6. Seeds of 150 accessions of tomato available to researchers and individuals free of charge. www.funaab.edu.ng/delphe.html
  1. Deliberate outreach to farmers in Nigeria and Ghana, reassuring them of project’s effort at solving the wilt problem.
  2. Training Manuals
  3. Regularly Updated Project Website www.funaab.edu.ng/delphe.html
  4. Active on-station research.
  5. Productive collaboration with States’ Agricultural Development Programmes.
  6. Assessment of tomato farming practices and production constraints in some major tomato growing areas of Nigeria and Ghana.

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