ICT / Knowledge management, Poverty Dynamics, Nutrition
Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Small millets, Sorghum, Finger millet
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
West and Central Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
New project aims to improve food and nutrition security for 120,000 households in West and Central Africa
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
West & Central Africa program
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.
Mr Baloua Nebie
ICRISAT Happenings 1865-1, 31 July 2020
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.