March 30, 2020

A decade of Tropical Legumes projects: Development and adoption of improved varieties, creation of market‐demand to benefit smallholder farmers and empowerment of national programmes in sub‐Saharan Africa and South Asia

Download article as PDF This article highlights 12 years (2007–2019) of research, achievements, lessons learned, challenges and gaps in dis- covery‐to‐delivery research in legumes emanating from three projects, collectively called Tropical Legumes (TL) with a total investment of about US$ 67 million funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These projects were implemented by three...

Sowing Legume Seeds Reaping Cash: A Renaissance within Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Download article as PDF Read the whole book below… Smallholder farmers’ access to high quality seed of improved varieties of legumes has remained a perennial challenge due to limited commercialization by the formal seed sector. This then limits realized on-farm genetic gains, and benefits from the outputs of the breeding programs and calls for effective,...

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