Prolinnova–Sudan national workshop to promote farmer-selected pearl millet variety

On 31 January 2013, Prolinnova–Sudan held a national workshop in El Obied Agricultural Research Station, North Kordofan, to promote the newly released, farmer-selected pearl millet variety Wadelbashir. SOS Sahel–Sudan, the NGO that coordinates Prolinnova–Sudan, collaborated with El Obied Research Station and the Climate Change Network in organising this event.

Back in 2009, when Prolinnova–Sudan was coordinated by Practical Action–Sudan, it supported joint experimentation by farmers and researchers on early-maturing varieties of sorghum and millet that had been selected by El Daw Mohamed El Ghazali, a farmer in Meheribiba village of Um Ruwaba locality in North Kordofan State. This joint experimentation, initiated by Mahmoud Awad Mekki, sociologist at El Obied Research Station, allowed for creative interaction between the knowledge and experience of farmers and of scientifically trained researchers and extensionists.