N for Africa: Putting Nitrogen Fixation to Work for Smallholder Farmers in Africa

Published on 10 September 2013

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Timeline

Start Date: 29 September 2009 | End Date: 31 October 2013

Overview

The main purposes of this project are:

  • To establish a baseline of the current status of BNF, identify farm enterprises and niches for targeting N2-fixing legumes in the impact zones, and establish mechanisms for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and impact assessment
  • Select multi-purpose legumes (providing food, animal feed, structural materials and high quality residues) for enhanced BNF and integrate improved varieties into farming systems.
  • Select superior rhizobia strains for enhanced BNF and develop inoculum production capacity in sub-Saharan Africa through collaboration with private sector partners
  • Deliver legume and inoculant technologies to farmers throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Develop and strengthen capacity for BNF research, technology development, and application.

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One Response to “N for Africa: Putting Nitrogen Fixation to Work for Smallholder Farmers in Africa”

  1. ggt says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for information on soil types and soil quality within the region of south-east part of DR Congo. I would very much appreciate any contacts/ links that might be providing such data.

    Thanks!

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