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Accelerated female participation in promotion of rust resistant wheat varieties in the Nepali hills

by Sharma, S; Baidya, S; Bhandari, D; Bhatta, M.R; Gautam, N.R; Joshi, S; Mahto, B.N; Manandhar, C; Manandhar, H.K; Manandhar, S; Thapa, D.B; Upadhayay, S.R; Joshi, A.K.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 2013Description: p. 1.Summary: The frequent wheat stripe rust epidemics in the hill regions of Nepal have been attributed to the prolonged cultivation of old varieties such as Nepal 297 and RR21. In the last two decades rust resistant varieties Annapurna 1, Kanti and Pasang Lhamu were released but were not widely adopted due to lack of farmer preference. With a view to enhance genetic iversity for stripe (yellow) rust resistance in combination with resistance to Pgt race Ug99, participatory varietal selection (PVS) programs were extensively launched in 12 districts. Pre-released genotypes were selected by farmers and other stakeholders through co-ordinated interaction, discussion and sustained field visits. Around 1,000 progressive farmers have participated in the PVS program in the last five years. Interestingly, an increased participation of women has occurred. The female participation level in PVS programs in districts such as Lalitpur was around 70%. Similarly, in the middle and high hills of far western areas, there was more than 50% female participation in wheat cultivation through PVS. The key criteria for variety preference by women farmers were taste, soft bread and better straw quality. On the other hand, male farmers preferred varieties with less awns, easy threshing ability, earliness, high yield and rust resistance. Gautam and WK1204 were the most frequently selected varieties in the PVS program and their cultivation has increased by 30% in planting area over the last five years. In the last two years female farmers have shown increased interest in new rust resistant varieties such as Danphe#1, Danphe#2 and Becard#1.Collection: CIMMYT Staff Publications Collection
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The frequent wheat stripe rust epidemics in the hill regions of Nepal have been attributed to the prolonged cultivation of old varieties such as Nepal 297 and RR21. In the last two decades rust resistant varieties Annapurna 1, Kanti and Pasang Lhamu were released but were not widely adopted due to lack of farmer preference. With a view to enhance genetic iversity for stripe (yellow) rust resistance in combination with resistance to Pgt race Ug99, participatory varietal selection (PVS) programs were extensively launched in 12 districts. Pre-released genotypes were selected by farmers and other stakeholders through co-ordinated interaction, discussion and sustained field visits. Around 1,000 progressive farmers have participated in the PVS program in the last five years. Interestingly, an increased participation of women has occurred. The female participation level in PVS programs in districts such as Lalitpur was around 70%. Similarly, in the middle and high hills of far western areas, there was more than 50% female participation in wheat cultivation through PVS. The key criteria for variety preference by women farmers were taste, soft bread and better straw quality. On the other hand, male farmers preferred varieties with less awns, easy threshing ability, earliness, high yield and rust resistance. Gautam and WK1204 were the most frequently selected varieties in the PVS program and their cultivation has increased by 30% in planting area over the last five years. In the last two years female farmers have shown increased interest in new rust resistant varieties such as Danphe#1, Danphe#2 and Becard#1.

Global Wheat Program

English

Lucia Segura

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