Centre National de Recherche Agronomique
Côte d’Ivoire ( Africa/Europe )
Left: Cacao research in Côte d'Ivoire; Right: Cacao in Côte d'Ivoire (Photos taken from CNRA website)
- Year of founding: 1973
- Role of collection: Regional collection
- Main objectives of the collection:
The collection of cocoa plant material represents the base of work for the cocoa breeder. The CNRA currently lays out of more than 1000 clonal accessions in its collection. Thus, the establishment of a collection initially aims at preserving the available accessions.
Also, CNRA collection which includes cultivated species and wild species represents an important tank to seek and find genes of agronomic interest necessary to improve some interest traits in Côte d'Ivoire: yield, resistance to capsids (mirides) and to black pod disease but also, resistance to swollen shoot and to drought which are becoming increasingly more important criteria in CNRA breeding programme.
Centre National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA)
Km 17, Route de Dabou,
01 B.P. 1740 Abidjan 01
Tahi Gnion Mathias
|Total number of accessions:||- 1605|
|Related Theobroma species||- 6|
|Wild relatives of other genera (e.g. Herrania)||- 1|
|Wild seedling accessions of T. cacao||- 92|
|Wild clonal accessions of T. cacao||- 445|
|Clonal accessions selected in farms||- 18|
|Seedling accessions collected from farms||- 604|
|Clonal accessions selected in breeding plots||- 315|
Additional notes about the collection
The double haploids and the outstanding local accessions collected in farmers’ field tolerant to pests and diseases are unique.
| Cultiver le cacaoyer en Côte d’Ivoire - Fiche technique |