Project Details

Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enhancement (HOPE) of Sorghum and Millets in sub-Saharan Africa-Phase 2

Duration: 28/Oct/2015 - 31/Dec/2020

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Ethiopia,Tanzania,West and Central Africa,Burkina Faso,Mali,Nigeria,Uganda

Project contact: Dr Moses Siambi (m.siambi@cgiar.org)

Donor: Foundation or Trust

CGIAR Research Program: Dryland Cereals,Dryland Systems

This second phase of the project builds on the achievements in the first phase and will have a strong component of collaboration with National Research Systems for scaling out successful technologies. HOPE 2 focuses on developing and delivering new technologies for sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet in six sub-Saharan Africa countries - Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria in West Africa, and Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda in East Africa. Consistent rates of genetic gain in sorghum and millet crops will be achieved through development of varieties with preferred traits and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. The strengthening of national and local seed systems and improving farmer awareness of improved technologies is a critical project objective. Effective crop management will enable the realization of higher yields in farmers’ fields. The project will produce data and analytics that will inform sustainable uptake and adoption of these practices while endeavoring to ensure that the role of women and youth in the production, consumption and marketing of sorghum and millets will lead to an equitable sharing of their realized value.

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