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New project aims to improve food and nutrition security for 120,000 households in West and Central Africa 

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Resource ID

18532

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

ICT / Knowledge management, Poverty Dynamics, Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Small millets, Sorghum, Finger millet

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger

Global Date

31/Jul/2020

Title

New project aims to improve food and nutrition security for 120,000 households in West and Central Africa

Keywords

Food and nutrition security, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, HPRC, Automated data collection, Data analysis, Communication tools, Sorghum, Millet, ESPHYV, Improving productivity, Smallholder farmers, West Africa

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program

Story Partners

IER-Mali; INERA-Burkina Faso; Association Minim Sông Pânga (AMSP); Union des groupements pour la commercialisation de produits agricoles de la Boucle du Mouhoun (UGCPA) in Burkina Faso; Association des Organisations Professionnelles Paysannes (AOPP) and Union Locale des Producteurs de Céréales de Dioila (ULPC) in Mali and Mooriben in Niger.

Author/Key contact

Mr Baloua Nebie

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1865-1, 31 July 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/new-project-aims-to-improve-food-and-nutrition-security/

Description

A recently launched project, with a focus on iron- and zinc-fortified hybrids and open-pollinated varieties of sorghum and pearl millet, anticipates improved food and nutrition security for 120,000 smallholder households in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. The three-year project will see collaboration between the private sector (seed companies and agro dealers), civil society (NGOs), multi-stakeholder platforms (Hybrid Parents Research Consortium) and several other partners. Successful knowhow and technologies such as automated data collection and analysis, locally adapted communication tools, will be leveraged from earlier projects in the region to be used in this project.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

31/Jul/2020

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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