Farmer preferred sorghum subset selected by farmers in Kakamega, Western Kenya - 2022

Sorghum is an important food security crop that can thrive in a variety of climates. It has wide adaptation owing to its climate resilience traits such as drought and heat tolerance. The Genetic Resources Research Institute (GeRRI), Kenya has a huge collection of sorghum ecotypes collected from diverse regions, mainly around Africa. This collection whose size is about 6,000 accessions has great potential for enhancing small holder farmers’ climate resilience for improved food security. In an effort to exploit this potential, GeRRI has supported farmers to conduct participatory variety selection with the aim of selecting their preferred ecotypes. This subset comprises of 88 accessions selected by farmers in Kakamega, western Kenya from a pool of 1,841 accessions. This subset was selected by 49 farmers, with the key selection criteria being plant height, panicle size, panicle colour and extent of damage by birds. It can be used directly by farmers or can be used in sorghum improvement programmes to develop superior varieties.

Type of subset
Selective
Method of selection
Participatory variety selection based on farmers' own criteria
Crop
Sorghum
Number of accessions
88
Creation date
2 November 2022
Published in Genesys
30 April 2024
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Subset creators


Data curator
Joseph Kimani Genetic Resources Research Institute

Data and resources


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Accessions

List of accessions included in the subset

1. GBK-000022Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
2. GBK-000028Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
3. GBK-000034Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
4. GBK-000047Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
5. GBK-000051Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
6. GBK-000055Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
7. GBK-000063Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
8. GBK-000067Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
9. GBK-000120Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
10. GBK-000387Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
11. GBK-000407Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
12. GBK-000436Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
13. GBK-000437Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
14. GBK-000444Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
15. GBK-001103Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
16. GBK-001120Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
17. GBK-006499Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
18. GBK-006734Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
19. GBK-006772Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
20. GBK-006840Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
21. GBK-006842Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
22. GBK-006845Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
23. GBK-006951Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace
KEN212 • DOI: N/A
41. GBK-013122Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench • Traditional cultivar/Landrace • KEN
KEN212 • DOI: N/A