Farmer preferred finger millet subset selected by farmers in Busia - Western Kenya, 2023

Finger millet is an important nutrient dense and climate resilient crop. The Genetic Resources Research Institute (GeRRI) holds a huge collection of over 2000 accessions of finger millet that has great potential for enhancing food and nutritional security. In order to achieve this, it is imperative that strategies are put in place on how farmers can access and use this diversity. GeRRI has accorded farmers an opportunity to select their preferred ecotypes based on their preferred selection criteria. This subset consists of 17 accessions selected from a pool of 670 accessions planted in Busia, Western Kenya. It was selected by 34 farmers, with the key selection criteria being time to maturity, number and size of fingers, drought tolerance and degree of bird attack. The subset forms an important resource that can be used directly by farmers or incorporated into finger millet breeding programmes.

Type of subset
Selective
Method of selection
Participatory variety selection based on farmers' own criteria
Crop
Finger millet
Number of accessions
17
Creation date
13 June 2023
Published in Genesys
8 May 2024
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Data curator
Joseph Kimani Genetic Resources Research Institute

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Accessions

List of accessions included in the subset

1. GBK-000491Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
2. GBK-000537Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
3. GBK-000611Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
4. GBK-008309Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
11. GBK-033318Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
12. GBK-033529Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
13. GBK-033561Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
14. GBK-033628Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
15. GBK-036815Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
16. GBK-043165Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
17. GBK-043752Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A