Sorghum/millet improvement II

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Ali M. Aminou, the Director of the Nigerien FUMA Gaskiya Farmer Federation measuring the length of a pearl millet panicle in the Maradi region of Niger. Long pearl millet panicle are preferred by many farmers in Niger, because they can be easily tied into bundles for transport.
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Bettina Haussmann
Pearl millet breeder with Regional Representative Hamado Topsoba, in Cinzana, Mali .
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Bettina Haussmann
Pearl millet selection in Serkin Haoussa, Niger.
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Bettina Haussmann
Project PI and pearl millet breeder, Tom Hash.
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Bettina Haussmann
Sorghum team visits the field.
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Bettina Haussmann
Harvest of farmer-preferred pearl millet panicles at Falwel (NIger) within the frame of a participatory pearl millet improvement program.
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Bettina Haussmann
Woman at a bilan de campagne meeting at Serkin Haoussa (Niger).
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Bettina Haussmann
Woman at farmer-participatory pearl millet trial evaluation in Tera, Niger: the harvested panicles in front of each plot are being rated separately by women and men as either "good" (green card), "medium" (yellow card), or "bad" (red card). These cards are placed into the brown envelopes belonging to each plot. Counting the colored cards separately for women and men then enables to calculate a gender-disaggregated farmer preference index for each plot.
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Bettina Haussmann
Yacouba, animator at the farmer union "Maddabane" at Falwel selecting his preferred pearl millet panicles within the frame of a participatory pearl millet improvement program.
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Bettina Haussmann
Off-season pearl millet crossing activities at the ICRISAT station at Sadore (Niger). Combining off-season crossing with in-season farmer-led on-farm evaluation helps to accelerate the breeding progress and combines the comparative advantages of each partner in a participatory plant breeding program.
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Bettina Haussmann
Women at a project review and planning meeting at Dioura, Mali.
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Kandela, the president of the FUMA Gaskiya women's group at Serkin Haoussa, Niger, marking her preferred panicles in a diversified pearl millet population within the frame of a participatory pearl millet improvement program.
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Bettina Haussmann
Women selecting their most preferred pearl millet panicles within the frame of a participatory pearl millet improvement program conducted with women at Serkin Haoussa, Niger.
Kandela, the president of the FUMA Gaskiya women's group at Serkin Haoussa, Niger, marking strong and healthy plants in a diversified pearl millet population within the frame of a participatory pearl millet improvement program.
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Bettina Haussmann
The hungry period: a farmer at Falwel (Niger) in August 2006 in front of his empty grain store while the crop in the field is still very small and far from delivering a harvest.
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Bettina Haussmann
Miss Binta from the Nigerien Farmer Federation FUMA Gaskiya pointing to a bristled pearl millet panicle that she prefers and would like to select for within the frame of participatory pearl millet breeding program conducted with women at Serkin Haoussa, Niger.
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Bettina Haussmann
Animators of the farmer union "Maddabane" (belonging to the Nigerien Farmer Federation Mooriben) during data collection in a pearl millet field. These animators played a key role in conducting on-farm selection trials during a participatory pearl millet improvement program conducted at Falwel, Niger.
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Bettina Haussmann
The late charismatic president of the farmer union "Maddabane" at Falwel (Niger), who always accompanied field visits and gave great example to the other members of his union in terms of engagement in participatory research.
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Bettina Haussmann