Project Details

Sesame improves livelihoods of farmers: Enhancing agricultural productivity and profitability in Northern Uganda

Duration: 01/Jun/2009 - 31/May/2012

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Austrian Development Agency (ADA)-Austria

CGIAR Research Program: Dryland Systems

The purpose of the project is to improve incomes of farmers through improved productivity and high farm gate price of sesame. This will be achieved by providing high-yielding, end user-preferred varieties, ensuring that the produce meets grades and standards demanded by high value niche markets and by reducing transaction costs along the value chain. Enriching the sesame varieties, highly valued within the local diet; will improve food and nutritional security, and incomes and reduce poverty.

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