Product Profiles

Some of the Product profiles that have been released include;

Beans

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  • Malawi: Superior dry grain sugar bean variety

  • Ethiopia:

    • Small white canning bean

    • High yielding, bold seed size green gram

  • Uganda: Fresh bean pod​

  • Tanzania: Yellow dry bean

  • Zimbabwe: High yielding, high Fe and Zn and disease tolerant red mottled bean variety

Superior dry grain sugar bean variety

Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Rowland Chirwa

Alliance of Bioversity International
and CIAT (ABC), Malawi

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Small white canning bean

Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Berhanu Amsalu

Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)

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Mung bean/green gram (Vigna radiata)

High yielding, bold seed size green gram (Ethiopia)

Berhanu Amsalu

Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)

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Fresh bean Pod

Higher yielding, attractive bean pod with a longer shelf-life for the emerging fresh pod bean market.

Dr. Stanley Nkalubo

NARO, Uganda

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Yellow dry bean

Earlier maturing, attractive dry yellow beans for the growing market in Tanzania and Eastern Africa region.

Teshale Mamo

Alliance of Bioversity-CIAT, Tanzania

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Red mottled bean variety

High yielding, high Fe and Zn and disease tolerant red mottled bean variety (Zimbabwe)

Tsekenedza Shylet

Department of Research and Specialist Services, Zimbabwe

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Nuts and Peas

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  • Benin: High-yielding, cream-seeded Kersting’s groundnut

  • Ghana: Drought Tolerant Groundnut for Sudan and Guinea Savannah zones of Ghana

  • Eastern Africa:

    • High yielding, drought tolerant and short duration dry grain pigeonpea

    • High yielding, drought tolerant and medium duration dry grain pigeonpea

Drought Tolerant Groundnut

 Drought tolerant groundnut variety with high economic yield (Ghana)

Achana Niagiah

The West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)

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Kersting's Groundnut

High-yielding, cream-seeded Kersting’s groundnut

Eric Agoyi

University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

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Kersting's Groundnut

Fast cooking, cream-seeded Kersting’s groundnut

Eric Agoyi

University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

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Micronutrient dense Cowpea

Higher concentration of micronutrients (iron, zinc, copper, manganese and boron. High yielding, drought resistance, big grains

Oluwatimilehin Adegbaju

West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)

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Short-duration Dry grain Pigeon Pea

High yielding, drought tolerant and short duration dry grain pigeonpea for Eastern Africa

Prof. Paul Kimani

University of Nairobi Kenya

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Medium-duration dry grain Pigeon pea

High yielding, drought tolerant and medium duration dry grain pigeon pea for Eastern Africa

Prof. Paul Kimani

University of Nairobi Kenya

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Resistant variety for coffee wilt disease (CWD)

Coffee wilt disease (CWD) resistant coffee varieties with high yielding and very good cup quality

Admikew Getaneh

Ethiopian Institute of Agriculture Research (EIAR)

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Extended shelf-life Tomato inbred

Ghana

Michael K Osei

CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Kumasi (CSIR-CRI)

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High-yielding hot-set Tomato hybrid

Benin

Mathieu A.T. Ayenan

University of Ghana, WACCI

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Early maturing, lowland, long slender grain rice

Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Andrew A. Efisue

University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

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Pro-vitamin A enriched orange maize

Development and dissemination of Pro-vitamin A orange maize
varieties in Ghana

Manfred Bondzie Ewool

CSIR-Crop Research Institute, Ghana

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High Yielding maize variety resistant to FAW

High Yielding maize variety resistant to Fall Army Worm (FAW) for Ghana

Ernest Amanor-Labi

WACCI, University Of Ghana

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High yield cassava

High root yielding cassava varieties with high dry matter and
carotene contents for Nigeria

Bunmi Olasanmi

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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Low Tannin Sorghum for Tanzania

High yielding, Striga resistant and Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. strigae
(FOS) compatible, and low tannin sorghum for Tanzania

Emmanuel Justine Mrema

Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute, Tumbi Centre

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Post flowering Sorghum drought tolerance

Post-flowering drought tolerance for sorghum (Senegal)

Joseph Pascal SENE

WACCI, University Of Ghana

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Product Profile

Practitioner's tool-kit

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This is a guide to support practitioners in plant breeding and crop improvement to create a product profile (PP) summary. A product profile summary is comprised of two pages and is prepared in three steps:

  1. Product profile design team – information about the composition of the team of experts that have contributed to the design of the new variety.

  2. Clients and markets – information about who the variety has been created to serve and the target markets.

  3. Technical specification of the variety – an explanation about the design of the new variety and its targeted technical attributes

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In these changing times, farmers and plant breeders are facing the challenge to improve the productivity and quality of the food we eat and redress the balance between supply and demand in developing countries.

 

Climate change, rising population, and the need for farming systems to be sustainable for future generations require both innovation and change. Improving new varieties can contribute to this challenge, but the design of new varieties is of paramount importance and can mean the difference between success or failure of new releases

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A template has been developed with the primary purpose of communication of product profiles (PP). Completion of the PP template will enable the PP leader/ champion and/or members of the design team to communicate the target product profile of a new variety to a range of technical and non-technical audiences.

 

The contents of the template should enable audiences to visualize who the variety has been designed for, how it will be grown and its technical characteristics