Blast resistant finger millet trial

Through it's research station in Kenya, One Acre Fund conducted agricultural trials to search for better performing and more blast resistant varieties of finger millet.

One Acre Fund has continued agricultural trials to identify improved millet varieties for potential future inclusion in the program. Millet blast, a fungal infection of the plant leaves and grain head, can have a major negative impact on millet yields. If strong, blast-resistant varieties can be identified, this may help to improve farmer adoption. These trials tested three new millet varieties that are resistant to millet blast.