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

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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 product design, development and delivery packages of grain legume crops. The Tropical Legumes projects (TL I, II, and III) answered this historical call under the partnership of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and fifteen countries (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Niger Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, India, Myanmar and Bangladesh). 

Through a publication ‘Sowing Legume Seeds Reaping Cash: A Renaissance within Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa’, a team from ICRISAT, IITA and CIAT compiled impact stories and testimonies from a sample of value chain actors who were part of the Tropical Legumes (TL) projects over the past 12 years. It presents the experiences of a diversity of actors within the grain-legume value chains, with a focus on groundnut in Tanzania, Uganda Nigeria and Ghana, common beans in Tanzania and Uganda, and cowpea in Nigeria. This book provides learning opportunities for development workers, technical staff and project managers. It aims at inspiring development workers and project managers to share their own experiences for others to learn from. Enjoy reading as you virtually connect with all actors involved through their shared their feelings of being part of the decade-long development project family. 

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