The program is based on the following concepts:
1. The trials are grown in farmers’ fields using the host farmer’s agronomic practices.
2. Selection is conducted by farmers in farmers’ fields, so that farmers are the key decisions makers.
3. The traditional linear sequence Scientist Extension Farmers is replaced by a team approach with Scientists, Extension Staff and Farmers participating in all major steps of variety development
4. In breeding for harsh environments, priority is given to local landraces.
The trials are a replica of what is implemented in 28 villages in Syria, and in a small number of villages in Jordan, Egypt and Erythrea. Collectively, these trials represent a program of D-PPB.
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