Agronomy, rhizobiology and soil fertility



discussion at the launch workshop


Report of group (day 1 - outcomes)






Report of group (day 2 - planning)




Rough notes from Alan on Day 1 group work:

Agronomy/rhizobiology/soil fertility
Gaps
- Grain legumes to fit soil types
- Management practices to deal with pests/diseases
- Options for rhizobium strains
- Rhizobium x genotype interactions
- Quality control on rhizobium strains
- Capacity building/lab upgrading
- Seed multiplication/delivery (also for inoculant)
- Links to industry
Steps
- Mapping potential niches for legumes
- Improved access to genetic material
- Work on agronomy
- Quality assurance/regulation for inoculant
- System for inoculant production/dissemination
- Capacity building
- Platform establishment
Outcomes
- Reaching farmers
- Improved land productivity
- More technological options

Agronomy/rhizobiology/soil fertility
Gaps
- Grain legumes to fit soil types
- Management practices to deal with pests/diseases
- Options for rhizobium strains
- Rhizobium x genotype interactions
- Quality control on rhizobium strains
- Capacity building/lab upgrading
- Seed multiplication/delivery (also for inoculant)
- Links to industry
Steps
- Mapping potential niches for legumes
- Improved access to genetic material
- Work on agronomy
- Quality assurance/regulation for inoculant
- System for inoculant production/dissemination
- Capacity building
- Platform establishment
Outcomes
- Reaching farmers
- Improved land productivity
- More technological options