Development of commercially sustainable Sorghum for Multiple Uses (SMU) value chains in Kenya and Tanzania
Duration: 01/Jan/2013 - 31/Dec/2015
Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa,Kenya,Tanzania
Project contact: Dr Henry Fred Ojulong (H.Ojulong2@cgiar.org)
Donor: Other international or regional organization,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy
CGIAR Research Program: Dryland Cereals
The overall goal of the project is to improve the livelihoods of poor rural smallholder farming households in arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya and Tanzania. The main objective is to support the development, dissemination and uptake of new sorghum multipurpose varieties that are higher yielding and resistant to both biotic and abiotic stresses; improving access to markets by farmers in the arid and semi-arid agro-ecologies of the Eastern Province of Kenya and in the Northern, Lake and Central zones of Tanzania for household food security and poverty reduction.