HOPE FOR DRYLANDS


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HOPE FOR


DRYLANDS

Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enhancement (HOPE) brought new technologies to increase production of dryland crops, reaching more than 180,000 households in some of the world’s poorest areas of India and Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the major milestones:

183,421 farm households reached

49 cultivars released
25: Sorghum
13: Pearl millet
11: Finger millet

178,447 mini-packs of seed distributed (partial cost recovery approach)

3,280 National Agricultural Research Systems scientists trained

8,579 tons of seed produced
6,251: Sorghum
2,084: Pearl millet
244 Finger millet

50 researchers received advanced degree training (15 PhD and 35 MSc degrees completed)