Duration: 01/Oct/2015 - 01/Oct/2018
Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa / Kenya
Project contact: Dr Moses Siambi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donor: Government department -national- state or local,CGIAR,International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-Kenya,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA
CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes
The Stales value chain of drought tolerant crops will promote cereals and legumes that are drought tolerant and proven to provide an assured harvest low even in low rainfall short growing seasons. The crops that have been selection for this value chain component include Pigeonpea, ground nut, sorghum, and millets. These crops will provide unique advantages for food and nutrition security, and incomes. The program aims to enhance, access to high quality seed, increased productivity, improved post-harvest handling practices, utilization and development of smart foods and increased farmer linkages to markers. With the program period of three years this value chain components targets to increase income of 85,000 households by over 25 percent; and improve their nutrition status. Other targets include; increasing the yield for targeted crops on farmers' field by 30 percent; reducing post-harvest losses by 30 percent; establishing at least one Market-Producer group in each target county among others.