Sorghum best bet accessions selected by farmers in Busia, Western Kenya

The Genetic Resources Research Institute (GeRRI) of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) has made deliberate efforts to support farmers in Western Kenya in enhancing their sorghum varietal diversity through the use of its germplasm collection.

Under this initiative, the farmers conducted participatory variety selection of genebank materials which enabled them to select 50 farmer preferred ecotypes.

These ecotypes were later evaluated by a total of 511 farmers from Western Kenya through farmer managed trials through which they selected the superior ones, hereby identified as the best bet accessions.This subset forms an important resource that can be used directly by farmers or used in sorghum breeding programmes.

Type of subset
Selective
Method of selection
Participatory variety selection based on farmers' own criteria
Crop
Sorghum
Number of accessions
11
Creation date
13 June 2023
Published in Genesys
8 May 2024
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Data curator
Joseph Kimani Genetic Resources Research Institute

Data and resources


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MCPD - 6bd336e1-d1cc-48ee-93ae-a3d21f18ec30.xlsx

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List of accessions included in the subset

1. GBK-000005Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
2. GBK-000055Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
3. GBK-000432Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
4. GBK-006711Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
9. GBK-032096Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
10. GBK-034258Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
11. GBK-048368Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A