New climbing beans featured in Sci-Dev

5 February, 2010 by (comments)

The recent release of 15 improved climbing bean varieties in Rwanda features in the latest edition of the online development magazine Sci-Dev.

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The beans, developed by the CIAT and its partner, the Rwandan Agricultural Research Institute (ISAR), are well-suited to rainy, high-altitude areas, and include varieties with disease resistance. Some could triple the yields of the more commonly grown bush beans.
The article Beans climb to new heights in Rwanda discusses the traits and potential of the new varieties, which could be introduced in similar areas across Eastern and Central Africa.
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Click for more information on the climbing release, and for more about CIAT’s role in the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA), and the work to expand PABRA’s work to countries in West Africa.

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