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Millet crop improvement - Achievements


In 2008, Syngenta Foundation shared the benefits of two new varieties of pearl millet with Eritrea.

3.3 tons of Kona ICRISAT seeds and 3.2 tons of Hagaz NARI seeds, two new pearl millet varieties developed through Syngenta Foundation funding for seed farmers, were delivered to the Eritrean Ministry of Agriculture for certification and distribution to produce more certificated seed.


In 2006, more than 1,400 farmers planted Kona ICRISAT and Hagaz NARI, two new varieties of pearl millet.

Development and Adoption of Improved Pearl Millet Seed in Eritrea [PDF]