International Peanut Evaluation Program
The overall goal of GA/INPEP was to improve peanut production in the host countries through the introduction of superior germplasm by means of an advanced line/variety testing program. Under this program, collaborative research was conducted by U.S. and host country scientists, to identify superior performing genotypes adapted to each particular country. U.S. cooperators provided general leadership in obtaining advanced-generation breeding lines and varieties from around the world, increase of the selected test material at the Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton, Ga., and subsequent distribution to host countries.
Each investigator was responsible for actual replicated field testing using cultural practices acceptable to farmers in the area. Performance data was analyzed, compiled, and published in the U.S., and then the results disseminated to all cooperators. Any variety and/or experimental line found to be desirable within this program was subject to an international release between the originating institution and the host country.
Dr. W.D. Branch, University of Georgia, Tifton Station
Dr. R.O. Hammons, USDA/ARS, Tifton, Ga.
Amadou Mounkaila,L’Institut National de Recherché Agronomiques du Niger (INRAN)
Amadou Mounkaila, L’Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER)Deilmousssa Soumano
Upper Volta (name later changed to Burkina Faso) Collaborator
Amadou Mounkaila, l’Institut Superieur Polytechnique (ISP)
Dr. Philippe Sankara
Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) based at University of West Indies Campus, St. Augustine, Trinidad
Dr. Sam Parasram, executive director
Dr. Syed Q. Haque, coordinator for research cooperator
Dr. B. K. Rai, Belize
Dr. Laxman Singh, Antigua
Horace Payne, Jamaica
Initial plans for collaboration with Cameroon were not concluded.