Platform Mozambique -- Increasing the profitability of legume production in Mozambique through technology discovery, development and delivery linked to markets
Duration: 01/Oct/2009 - 30/Sep/2013
Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa
Project contact: M Siambi
Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA
CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes
This project, supported by USAID, is an ICRISAT-led initiative to conduct demand-driven research that will increase the profitability of legume production in Mozambique through technology discovery, development and delivery linked to markets. The purpose of this project is to increase the incomes of smallholder farmers producing grain legumes (chickpea, groundnut and pigeonpea) along the Nacala Corridor and in Angonia district of Mozambique. This will be achieved not simply by the introduction of improved varieties, but through innovations in crop management practices that mitigate the effects of current climate-induced risk; institutional innovations for improving access of poor smallholder farmers to productivity-enhancing inputs and markets; and by strengthening the capacity of stakeholders in the grain legume sub-sector. This strategy, which addresses specific supply-and-demand problems in the sub-sector, is consistent with the broader government strategy for agricultural development.