The Asian Sorghum Scientists'' Meeting was attended by 28 researchers from eight countries in the Cereals and Legumes Asia Network-Australia,China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Thailand - and from ICRISAT. The meeting reviewed the current status of collaborative sorghum research in Asia, identified new research priorities, and laid out plans for new initiatives in specific areas. These include marker-assisted selection to improve the stay-green trait, development of alternative cytoplasmic male-sterility systems, development of improved forage sorghums, and the creation of a database on available cultivars as a means to promote technology spillovers across countries. This publication contains the presentations made at the meeting, and a summary of the recommendations. It thus provides an overview of the current status of sorghum research in Asia, future research priorities, and progress that may be expected.
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