open calls

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

Ongoing

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

Duration

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
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Local partner institution Africa Rice Sahel Station
Budget € 139.958
Scholar Pieter Jan De Bauw