About the Tef Imrpovement Project
The Tef Improvement Project led by Zerihun Tadele at the University of Bern and in collaboration with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research in Ethiopiais (EIAR) is dedicated to improving yield, drought and other abiotic stress resistance of Eragrostis tef. Using molecular techniques as well as traditional breeding, the goal is to provide subsitance farmers in Ethiopia with new cultivars in a timely fashion.
The project is supported by the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, the University of Bern and the Systems X Project.
For more information please see the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture project page or the University of Bern project page.
The Tef Improvement Project in the Press
Article in Le Temps April 22, 2014 Le Teff, le petite graine qui monte in French
Project at Systems X Video
Article in Der Standard Teff ohne Knickanfälligkeit entwickelt in German
University of Bern Press Release in German
Article in the Berner Zeitung Berner Biologen zuechten robusteres Getreide für Aethiopien in German
Article in Nachhaltikeit Afrikas Hirse in Bern in German
Article in Der Bund Afrikanische Pflanze gegen Duerre wappnen in German
University of Bern Press Release in English