Achieving Pro-Poor Green Revolution in Drylands of Africa: Linking Fertilizer Microdosing with Input-Output Markets to Boost Smallholder Farmers’ Livelihoods

Published on 2 July 2010

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Start Date: 1 June 2009 | End Date: 31 May 2012


The goal of the ICRISAT project component is to provide technical backstopping and to coordinate country level activities in order to promote mutual exchange of information, experiences and expertise among the three countries.

The Fertilizer Microdosing Technique as its name implies is a technical approach to solving the low level of fertilizer use but does not address the accompanying social, economic and institutional aspects of the problem briefly explained above. Recent experimentation carried out to solve this problem show that when the microdose technique is used in tandem with the Inventory Credit system, they constitute a multi-faceted approach that provides both technical and social engineering solutions to the problem.The objectives of this project are:

i)   To provide technical expertise and advice for field originated inquiries for improved and sustainable technical performance of the system.

ii)  To coordinate/facilitate country level project implementation and monitoring.

iii)       To produce a cross cutting synthesis of lessons learnt, and outcomes in other to identify International Public Goods and policy implications and appropriately share the resulting knowledge on a Africa-wide basis.

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