Improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in drought-prone areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia through enhanced grain legume production and productivity (TLII Phase 2)
Duration: 01/Sep/2011 - 30/Sep/2014
Locations: Asia / Bangladesh / India / Eastern and Southern Africa / Ethiopia / Kenya / Tanzania / Malawi / Mozambique / Zimbabwe / West and Central Africa / Burkina Faso / Mali / Niger / Nigeria / Senegal / Uganda / Ghana
Donor: Foundation or Trust,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA
CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes
The overall goal of the TLII project is to enhance productivity by at least 20% for six legume crops covered by this project (chickpea, common bean, cowpea, groundnut, pigeonpea and soybean) in drought-prone areas of SSA and SA, principally through the availability and adoption of improved crop varieties and associated crop management practices. A partnership involving three CGIAR centers, the scientists of 14 national programs, advanced research institutes, the private sector and other R&D organizations will provide the necessary scientific inputs to achieve the goal. The project is organized into nine objectives – six of them crop-specific, two common across the crops, and one on management.