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Promising high-yielding tetraploid plantain bred-hybrids in West Africa


  • Langue :Anglais
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  • Type:Article
  • Domaine:Production végétale - Génétique
  • Année de publication:2018
  • Auteurs:TENKOUANO A., LAMIEN N., AGOGBUA J., AMAH D., SWENNEN R., TRAORE S., THIEMELE D., ABY N., KOBENAN K., GNONHOURI G., YAO N., ASTIN G., SAWADOGO-KABORE S., TARPAGA V., ISSA W., LOKOSSOU B., ADJANOHOUN A., AMADJI G. L., ADANGNITODE S., DJINADOU IGUE K. A., ORTIZ R.
  • Cultures:Plantain
  • Couverture géographique:Afrique de l'Ouest
  • Mots clés:Black leaf streak disease; CORAF; FHIA; IITA; high edible yield; host plant resistance; plantain hybrid; PITA; tetraploid

Résumé de la publication

The devastating threat of black leaf streak disease caused by Pseudocercospora fijiensis on plantain production in West Africa spurred the development of resistant hybrids. The goal of this research-for-development (R4D) undertaking was assessing the development and dissemination of two plantain hybrids PITA 3 and FHIA 21 bred in the 1980s by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA, Nigeria) and the Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola (FHIA, Honduras) respectively. In Côte d’Ivoire, plantain growers selected PITA 3 and FHIA 21 based on their improved agronomic characteristics and between 2012 and 2016, they were massively propagated and distributed to farmers in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Togo under the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAP) coordinated by the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF). In 2016, the National Centre for Agronomic Research in Côte d’Ivoire included the hybrids in the improved cultivar directory. This R4D activity illustrates how three decades of crossbreeding, selection, and distribution led to local acceptance. It also highlights how a CORAF-led partnership harnessed CGIAR research-for-development. The dissemination and acceptance of these plantain hybrids will enhance the sustainable intensification in plantain-based farming systems across the humid lowlands of West Africa

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