Farmer preferred finger millet (Eleusine coracana) subset selected by farmers in Homa Bay, Western Kenya

Finger millet is a climate resilient crop that is of great importance for food and nutritional security. The Genetic Resources Research Institute (GeRRI), Kenya holds a finger millet collection of over 2000 accessions. In order to ensure this collection plays a greater role in enhancing food security, GeRRI has developed partnerships with different categories of germplasm users, particularly farmers.

This partnership is aimed at using GeRRI’s collection to enhance the varietal options available to farmers for fighting climate change. The farmers have been accorded an opportunity to select their preferred ecotypes based on their own selection criteria.

This subset comprises of 23 accessions that were selected by farmers in Homa Bay, Western Kenya through participatory variety selection. It was selected from a pool of 630 accessions, with 43 farmers participating in the selection process. The key selection criteria was time to maturity, number and size of fingers, extent of bird damage and drought tolerance.

Type of subset
Selective
Method of selection
Participatory variety selection based on farmers' own criteria
Crop
Finger millet
Number of accessions
23
Creation date
1 August 2023
Published in Genesys
8 May 2024
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Data curator
Joseph Kimani Genetic Resources Research Institute

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List of accessions included in the subset

1. GBK-000359Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
2. GBK-000463Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
3. GBK-000493Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
4. GBK-000570Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
5. GBK-000578Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
6. GBK-000813Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
7. GBK-000845Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
11. GBK-013144Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
12. GBK-027245Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
17. GBK-032205Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
18. GBK-033323Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
19. GBK-036800Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
20. GBK-037052Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
23. GBK-051596Eleusine coracana (L.) GAERTN. • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A