ICRISAT Western and Central Africa Programme, Kano (ICRISAT Kano)

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1988, as ICRISAT West African Sorghum Improvement Programme (WASIP - Nigeria), within the framework of International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Previously also referred to as International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - Western and Central Africa Region. Assume ceased to exist.


Develop and disseminate improved sorghum varieties and hybrids that are adaptable to the Sudano-Sahelian agroecological zone of West and Central Africa, have high and stable yields, are resistant to the major biotic stresses and are suitable as preferred food for the farmers - mandate now includes groundnut and pearl millet; develop improved management practices for sorghum- and millet-based cropping systems.

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Research in the following fields: sorghum breeding; pearl millet breeding; groundnut pathology; agronomy; entomology; technology transfer.


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Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 7 countries
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Subjects *

  • Plant Life
    • Cereals
    • Plants Yielding Oil-Related Products
  • Geography
    • Ecology
  • Amenities
    • Food
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Farming
    • Crops

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 15: Life on Land



Last News Received

10. Nov 1998
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