November 2020

Improving the crop Nigeria calls ‘farmer’s meat’

Download article as PDF Our Foundation recently brought together Nigerian farmers and other stakeholders for a cowpea Field Day. The two-day event enabled participants to see new varieties emerging from the AVISA* program. With a clear favorite apparent, the task is now to ensure seed company production and smallholder access.   “Cowpea is an important...

Farmers in mali endorse climate-resilient and high-yielding crop varieties

Download article as PDF Farmers in Mali, who volunteered to grow climate-resilient and locally adapted varieties of sorghum, pearl millet, groundnut and cowpea crops under the UE-APSAN-Mali project, demonstrated the superior features of their crops during a field visit by other farmers, seed producers and local officials. Small groups of selected highly motivated farmers identified...

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