Project Details

Strengthening sorghum and millet value chains for food, nutritional and income security in Arid and Semi-Arid lands of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania - SOMNI

Duration: 02/Sep/2016 - 01/Sep/2020

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa / Kenya / Zimbabwe

Project contact: Dr Henry Fred Ojulong (

Donor: Other international or regional organization,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy

CGIAR Research Program: Dryland Cereals

The goal of the project is “Improved Food, Nutritional and Income Security for enhanced livelihoods and Gender equity among smallholder farming households in Semi-Arid lands of Kenya and Tanzania.” The objective is to identify, develop and test improved cultivars of sorghum and millets to increase dryland cereal production and drylands productivity for improved food and nutrition security, increase household incomes while protecting the local environments.

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