This project aims to deliver new genotypes of common bean with 30% shorter cooking time, 15% higher iron and 10% higher zinc content than current varieties, and to train African plant breeders in a new rapid method of plant breeding (BRÍO) based on optimal mating designs.
- Integration of new breeding method, BRÍO into the CIAT/Uganda bean breeding programme
- Selection for yield, bruchid resistance, disease resistance, drought tolerance and other important trait
- Selection of improved lines through regional trials at six PABRA project partners
- Selection of gender-specific traits through participatory variety selection (PVS) in each partner country,
- Promotion of improved lines through PABRA Wider Impact Initiative (WII) and Bean Corridors approach
- Training modules to faciliate integration of BRÍO in the breeding programme