Improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in drought-prone areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia through enhanced grain legume production and productivity

Published on 4 December 2011

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Start Date: 1 September 2011 | End Date: 30 September 2014

Overview

The overall goal of the TL II project is to enhance productivity by at least 20% for six legume crops covered by this project (chickpea, common bean, cowpea, groundnut, pigeonpea and soybean) in drought-prone areas of SSA and SA, principally through the availability and adoption of improved crop varieties and associated crop management practices. A partnership involving three CGIAR centers, the scientists of 14 national programs, advanced research institutes, the private sector and other R&D organizations will provide the necessary scientific inputs to achieve the goal. The project is organized into nine objectives; six of them crop-specific (Objectives 2 to 7), two  common across the crops(Objectives 1 and 8), and one  on management(Objective 9).

 Objective 1: To enhance market opportunities, policies and partnerships along the legume value chain to increase income and nutritional security of smallholder farmers in drought-prone areas of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and SA.

 Objective 2: To enhance groundnut productivity and production in drought-prone areas of SSA and SA.

 Objective 3: To enhance cowpea productivity and production in drought-prone areas of SSA.

 Objective 4: To enhance common bean productivity and production in drought-prone areas of SSA.

 Objective 5: To enhance chickpea productivity and production in drought-prone areas of SSA and SA.

 Objective 6: To enhance pigeonpea productivity and production in drought-prone areas of SSA and SA.

 Objective 7: To enhance soybean productivity and production in drought-prone areas of SSA.

 Objective 8: To develop sustainable seed production and delivery systems for reaching smallholder farmers in drought-prone areas of SSA and SA.

Objective 9: To manage implementation of the project, including periodic meetings, reporting, data management and dissemination, and developing a revised logframe and milestones based on the Foundations’ Strategy.

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One Response to “Improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in drought-prone areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia through enhanced grain legume production and productivity”

  1. Kumakech Alfred says:

    I am interested in doing reserach on soyabeans. How do I get a contact from ICRISAT to collaborate with?

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