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Higher quality seeds can help beat Africa’s ‘hunger pandemic’ 

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18700

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Development Pathways, Seed systems, Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals, Sorghum, Grain legumes, Chickpea, Groundnut, Pigeonpea, Finger millet

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Eastern and Southern Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

03 Feb 21

Title

Higher quality seeds can help beat Africa’s ‘hunger pandemic’

Keywords

Agriculture, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Cereal grains, Seed Revolving Funds, Groundnut, Chickpea, Pigeonpea, Sorghum, Finger millet, Hunger, Under-nutrition

Language

English

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600 kB

Author/Key contact

Dr Christopher Ochieng Ojiewo

Story Source

https://theconversation.com/higher-quality-seeds-can-help-beat-africas-hunger-pandemic-153916

Publishing Location

Global

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://theconversation.com/higher-quality-seeds-can-help-beat-africas-hunger-pandemic-153916

Description

Vaccination efforts across the globe encourage hope of an imminent end to the COVID-19 health crisis. But the food security crisis that the pandemic has deepened cannot be alleviated quickly and will require lasting solutions. Well-adapted and nutrient dense crops like millet, sorghum, groundnut, chickpea, pigeonpea, cowpea and common bean, collectively called dryland cereals and legumes, are like a vaccine of sorts for hunger and under-nutrition.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

03 Feb 20

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