Project Details

Groundnut and sorghum seeds multiplication (to support activities in the sorghum and groundnut value chains in seed production and capacity enhancements of farmers and extension agents)

Duration: 01/Jun/2014 - 31/May/2016

Locations: West and Central Africa / Nigeria

Project contact: Mr Gatien Falconnier (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes,Dryland Cereals

The project aims to produce at least 5 tons of breeder seed and 10 tons of foundation seed of 6 improved groundnut and sorghum varieties; train at least 2000 farmers and seed producers and at least 200 extension agents and staff of seed companies in improved seed production technologies; ensure certification of at least 100 ha of various classes of groundnut and sorghum seed production; link at least 200 seed producers to seed companies for buy-back of seeds for packaging and marketing; and to ensure that at least 500,000 farmers access certified seed of these crop varieties.

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