Research AreasCrops, Policy & Institutions, Seed Systems
CountriesBangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
TimelineStart Date: 1 September 2011 | End Date: 30 September 2014
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.
- ARI - Advanced Research Institute
- Agricultural Research Services (DARS),Malawi
- Department of Research and Development (DRD) - Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security - Tanzania
- Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)
- International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
- NARI - National Agricultural Research Institute
- Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)
- Centre for Agricultural Research and Development (CARD)
- Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)
- Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso
- Institut de Recherches Agronomiques du Niger (INRAN), Niger
- Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique (IIAM)
- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)
- National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI),Uganda
- Savanna Agricultural Research Institute
- RO - Regional Organization
- Association des Organisations Professionnelles Paysannes (AOPP), Mali
- Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), India
- Bihar Agricultural University
- Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT)
- Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU),India
- University of Agricultural Science, Bangalore, India
- University of Agricultural sciences ,Dharwad (UAS-D),India
- University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur
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