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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

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 CGIAR centres (ICRISAT, CIAT...

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

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, more coherent, and well-articulated...

COVID-19-measures, daily laborers and their nutrition

Containing COVID-19 is indispensable. But without social safety nets, the effects on daily laborer in Africa could be disastrous. Drive along any major road connecting an African city with the hinterland early in the morning before sunrise. Each city has its distinct character; it looks, feels and smells unique. Each comes with its own beauty at that...

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