Duration: 01/Jan/2013 - 31/Dec/2015
Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa / Tanzania / Uganda
Project contact: Dr N V P R Ganga Rao (N.Gangarao@cgiar.org)
Donor: Other international or regional organization,International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Italy
CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes
The project aims to improve household food security, family nutrition and food self-sufficiency and income of smallholder farmers in selected legume growing areas of Eastern Africa. The objective is to support the development, evaluation, and dissemination of new improved and well-adapted groundnut and pigeonpea varieties that are higher yielding and with tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress, offer production packages to selected semi-arid agroecologies in East Africa (Tanzania and Uganda), and also link farmers to input and output markets. Overall, the project will reach a high share of the farm population in the participating districts. Households directly reached by the project are expected to share information with non-beneficiaries. Using decentralized governance structures established over the last decade, and through their local authorities (District Councils), the project will build capacity at local community and district levels to ensure sustainability of project results and outputs.