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Building resilience in rice based cropping systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through an integrated approach


Rice production in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by unfavorable environmental stresses such as drought and low phosphorus availability in the soil. By integrating the search for drought and low P tolerant varieties with the design of suitable and resilient management techniques, climate and environmental smart cultivation systems will be implemented at smallholder's farm level.

Intervention type

VLADOC PhD Scholarships


01/10/2015 - 30/09/2019

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish supervisor Roel Merckx
Local supervisor Elke Vandamme
Local partner institution KU Leuven
Local partner institution Africa Rice Sahel Station
Budget € 171.484
Scholar Pieter Jan De Bauw