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Mycorrhiza technology for staple food crop production in small- scale sustainable agriculture in china

Objective

Arbuscular mycorrhiza technology will be applied as an innovative tool to enhance staple food crop productivity in small-scale Chinese farming systems, by improving soil fertility and particularly phosphate availability which is low in most agricultural soils in China. A Chinese stock centre of arbuscular mycorrhizalfungi from north, central and south China will be established and germ plasm registered in an on-line database. Isolates with high symbiotic efficiency will be propagated on a large scale as quality-controlled inoculums and directly introduced into production systems of sweet potato, maize and cassava traditionally used in small farms. Improved crop yields and persistence of introduced inoculums by molecular monitoring will be criteria of inoculation efficiency. Success of the project relies on close cooperation between European and Chinese research institutes, SMEs and end-users (farmers)

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Address
17,Rue De Sully 17
21034 Dijon
France

Participants (5)

CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Yuanmingyuan Xilu 2, Haidian District
100094 Beijing
HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Hunghom, Kowloon
Hong Kong
HUAZHONG AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Number 1, Shizishan Street
430070 Wuchangghezan
THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
United Kingdom
Address

CT2 7VW Canterbury
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
Address
Fruwirthstr.20
70593 Stuttgart