Project Details

Farming System-specific Biofortification for Increased Yield and Improved Human Nutrition in the Ethiopian Highlands

Duration: 01/Jul/2018 - 30/Jun/2020

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa / Ethiopia

Project contact: Dr Tilahun Amede Wondifraw (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Bundesministerium for Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)-Germany,Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany

CGIAR Research Program: Water Land and Ecosystems

This project will test whether conventional practices (e.g. fertilizer blends) can meet some or all of the dietary deficits of zinc and calcium using farm-scale trials in representative farming systems and landscape positions in three major regions of Ethiopia, namely Amhara, Tigray and Oromia. It will also assess what contribution existing fertilizer practices can make towards alleviating dietary zinc and calcium deficiencies, in relation to the potential for other strategies (crop breeding, dietary diversification/education).

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