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Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD)

Awards: 2015 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Fiscal Year 2015 Awards

Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD)
Developing High Throughput, Low Cost Phenotyping Tools and Devices (PHENO)
Advancing Basic Research in Crop Plants Relevant to Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries (ABRDC)
Award # Principal Investigator
& Co-Principal Invesigator(s)
Lead Institution & Subawardees* Title Total Award ($) Total Duration (Yrs)
1543963 Close, Timothy J.
Roberts, Philip
Lonardi, Stefano
Munoz-Amatriain, Maria
Huynh, Bao Lam
University of California-Riverside
BREAD ABDRC: Advancing the Cowpea Genome for Food Security $1,587,345 3
1543929 Curtis, Wayne R.
Balogun, Morufat O.
Tripathi, Leena
Pennsylvania State University
*University of Ibadan (Nigeria)
*International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Kenya)
BREAD ABRDC: Advanced Technologies to Get Improved Yams in Farmers Hands $998,524 3
1543901 Devos, Katrien M.
Khang, Chang Hyun
Dida, Mathews M.
Odeny, Damaris
Schatz, Michael C.
University of Georgia
*Maseno University (Kenya)
*ICRISAT (Nairobi, Kenya)
*Johns Hopkins University
BREAD ABRDC: Development of Essential Genetic and Genomic Resources for Finger Millet $1,798,855 3
1543942 Hale, Iago L.
Danquah, Agyemang
Jamnadass, Ramni
Padi, Francis K.
University of New Hampshire
*University of Ghana-Legon
*World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) (Kenya)
*Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana
BREAD ABRDC: Integrated Resource Development for the Genome-enabled Improvement of Shea Tree for sub-Saharan Africa $1,145,763 3
1543957 Hays, Dirk
Bishop, Michael P.
Lacey, Ronald
Rajan, Nithya
Wu, Xinyuan B.
Texas A&M University
BREAD PHENO: High Throughput Phenotyping Early Stage Root Bulking in Cassava using Ground Penetrating Radar $3,556,125 3
1543922 Ozias-Akins, Peggy J.
Bertioli, Soraya
Jackson, Scott A.
Stalker, Harold
Fonceka, Daniel
University of Georgia* *North Carolina State University
*ISRA/ CERAAS (Senegal)
BREAD ABRDC: Genomic Approaches to Capture Novel Alleles In Cultivated Peanut To Increase Smallholder Production $1,144,473 3
1543958 Poland, Jesse A.
Neilsen, Mitchell L.
Gooch, Bruce
Gore, Michael A.
Kansas State University
*Texas A&M University *Cornell University
BREAD PHENO: High-Throughput Phenotyping with Smart Phones. #phenoApps $1,585,764 3
1543967 Rokhsar, Daniel
Bhatacharjee, Ranjana
Obidiegwu, Jude
University of California-Berkeley
*International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (Nigeria)
*The National Root Crops Research Institute (Nigeria)
BREAD ABRDC: Development of Genomic Resources in Water Yam (Dioscorea alata L.) for Accelerated Breeding and Improvement $1,458,577 3
1543944 Sadik, Omowunmi A.
Choi, Seokheun
Asemota, Helen A.
State University of New York at Binghamton
*University of West Indies (Jamaica)

BREAD PHENO: Development and Field Testing of Paper-based Biosensors to Increase Productivity of Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries $1,258,411 2
1543888 Wang, Kan
Yang, Bing
Westgate, Mark
Tripathi, Leena
Iowa State University
*International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Kenya)
BREAD ABDRC: Genome-Enabled Platforms for Yam and Common Bean $1,365,122 3

* Subawardee

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Fiscal Year 2012 Awards

Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD)
Award # Principal Investigator Institution Title Total Award ($) Total Duration (Yrs)
1212591 Dvorak, Jan University of California – Davis
North Dakota State University*
Wheat Research Institute, Pakistan*
Soil Salinity Research Institute, Pakistan*
BREAD: Development of Novel Salt-tolerant Forage and Cereal Crops $1,104,016 3
1212576 Fondong, Vincent Delaware State University
German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Germany*
BREAD: Engineering Broad-spectrum Resistance Against Multiple Geminiviruses and Cassava Brown Streak Viruses Using Synthetic Trans-acting Small Interfering RNA (tasiRNA) $1,077,824 3
1201943  Grunwald, Sabine University of Florida
International Crops Research Institute for the Semiarid Tropics (ICRISAT), India*
Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada
EAGER: Development of a Geospatial Soil-Crop Inference Engine for Smallholder Farmers $292,033 2
1212623 Nziguheba, Generose Columbia University
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria*
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya
BREAD: Assessing, Understanding and Targeting Non-responsive Soils for Improved Crop Production in Smallholder Farms in Sub-Saharan Africa $1,148,136 3

* Subawardee

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Fiscal Year 2011 Awards

Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD)
Award # Principal Investigator Institution Title Total Award ($) Total Duration (Yrs)
1109882 Chan, Simon University of California - Davis
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia*
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Uganda*
BREAD: Fast Breeding for Slow Cycling Crops: Doubled Haploids in Cassava and Banana/Plantain $1,280,145 3
1110080 Fei, Zhangjun Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
International Potato Center (CIP), Peru*
BREAD: Determining the Pan-African Sweet Potato Virome: Understanding Virus Diversity, Distribution and Evolution and their Impacts on Sweet Potato Production in Africa $700,196 3
1109989 Gray, Stewart USDA-ARS/Cornell University
University of Washington*
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria*
USDA-ARS/Clemson University*
BREAD: Novel Biomarkers that Rapidly Identify Insect Populations that are Efficient Vectors of Circulative Plant Viruses $868,896 3
1110050 Hanley-Bowdoin, Linda North Carolina State University
Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI), Tanzania*
National Crops Resource Research Institute (NaCCRI-NARO), Uganda*
BREAD: Functional Analysis of DNA Satellites Associated with Cassava Mosaic Disease $878,951 3
1110151 Vashee, Sanjay J. Craig Venter Institute
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya*
National Institute for Agronomy Research (INRA), Bordeaux, France*
BREAD: Toward Development of a Vaccine for Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) $2,226,233 3

* Subawardee

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Fiscal Year 2010 Awards

Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD)
Award # Principal Investigator Institution Title Total Award ($) Total Duration (Yrs)
0965346 Barlow, John University of Vermont
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark*
Plum Island Animal Disease Center*
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya*
BREAD: A Modern Approach Towards Developing Vaccines for Critical Bovine Diseases Impacting Smallholder Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa $1,980,782 3
0965342 Buckler, Edward Cornell University/USDA-ARS
University of South Carolina*
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad, India*
CIMMYT, Nairobi, Kenya
BREAD: Platform, Pipeline, and Analytical Tools for Next Generation Genotyping to Serve Breeding Efforts in Africa $1,697,331 3
0965531 Cook, Douglas University of California-Davis
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad, India*
BREAD: Overcoming the Domestication Bottleneck for Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Legumes $1,750,340 3
0965420 Dellaporta, Stephen Yale University
University of Rhode Island*
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)*
BREAD: Hybrid Technologies for Heterosis in Rice and Related Cereals $1,738,505 3
0965533 Gill, Kulvinder Washington State University
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point*
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India *
BREAD: An Alternate Dwarfing Gene System to Improve Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cereals $1,564,486 3
0965429 Huang, Li Montana State University
CIMMYT, Nairobi, Kenya*
CSIRO Plant Industry-Black Mountain, Australia *
Chinese Academy of Sciences*
BREAD: Inactivating Rust Resistance Suppressors to Unlock Multiple Defense Responses in Wheat $1,325,220 3
0965336 Lehmann, Johannes Cornell University
University of California-Irvine*
World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya*
BREAD: Biochar Inoculants for Enabling Smallholder Agriculture $1,609,017 3
0965380 Lynch, Jonathan Pennsylvania State University
University of Wisconsin-Madison*
Bunda College of Agriculture, Malawi*
BREAD: Improving Water Acquisition in Maize with Root Traits that Reduce the Metabolic Cost of Soil Exploration $1,627,140 3
0965413 Raper, Jayne New York University School of Medicine
Michigan State University*
University of Edinburgh*
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya*
BREAD: Basic Mechanisms Underlying Species-Specific Trypanosome Resistance $2,087,165 3
0965511 Roland, Kenneth    Arizona State University BREAD: Investigation of Attenuation Strategies to Enable

Development of a Live Fowl Typhoid Vaccine
$640,381 3
0965121 St. Leger, Raymond University of Maryland-College Park
University of California-Riverside*
BREAD: Towards Biological Control of Insect Oil Palm Pests $525,681 3
0965418 Staskawicz, Brian University of California-Berkeley
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland*
Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia*
BREAD: Molecular and Genomic Strategies to Engineer Durable and Sustainable Disease Resistance to Bacterial Blight of Cassava $1,309,463 3
0965445 Stokes, Michael Western Kentucky University BREAD: Development of Automated Systems to Increase Crop Yield by Reducing Group Foraging Intensity by Crop Pests $455,856 3
0965353 Tyler, Brett Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute*
Pennsylvania State University*
BREAD: Engineering Novel Resistance against Fungal and Oomycete Pathogens in Developing Country Crop Plants $1,450,975 3
0965441 Tumlinson, James Pennsylvania State University
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya*
BREAD: Sustainable Solutions for Preserving Pollinator Health in East Africa $398,482 2

* Subawardee

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