GCP announces winners of 3rd round Competitve call

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 18:00


Following on from the recent 3rd call for proposals for competitive research, GCP is now pleased to confirm the following as the nine winning projects:



  1. Generating new wheat germplasm with enhanced drought/heat tolerance using AB genomes genetic diversity
  2. Improving grain yield on acid soils by the identification of genetic factors underlying drought and aluminum tolerance in maize and sorghum
  3. Delayed senescence and drought tolerance in rice
  4. Drought from a different perspective: Improved tolerance in rice through phosphorus acquisition
  5. Discovery and development of alleles contributing to sorghum drought tolerance
  6. Targeting drought-avoidance root traits to enhance rice productivity under water-limited environments
  7. Basal root architecture and drought tolerance in common bean
  8. Breeder-friendly high-throughput phenotyping tools to select for wheat adaptive traits in drought environments
  9. Breeding for drought tolerance in rainfed lowland rice for the Mekong region

For further details on the selected projects, which began in November 2008 and are due to run for three years, please visit our Research categories and projects page.