Ethnobotanical investigation, agro-morphological characterization and screening for disease resistance of Oryza glaberrima species, a neglected and underutilised (NUS) of rice widely produced in Benin

01 August 2014 → 31 December 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
Benin rice potential oryza glabberima
Project description

Among the two cultivated rice species, Oryza glaberrima is known for its potential in diseases resistance and wide adaptability to abiotic factors. In Benin, most of local varieties are been replaced by varieties of O. sativa hence keeping the species in its NUS status. This project is designed to fill the gap of knowledge related to O. glaberrima that will help exploiting in maximum its potential for the improvement of the country’s rice productivity to combat food insecurity.