Logo Hub Rural
Promoting coherence in agricultural policies
Home > Promoting coherence in agricultural policies > News

CORAF Joins New Global Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals

A new global research program on grain legumes and dryland cereals (GLDC) has been launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Results of the program are expected to improve the nutrition security of people living in West and Central Africa.

The over USD $ 400 million research intervention will prioritize demand-driven innovations to increase production and market opportunities for grain legumes and dryland cereals. These nutritious grain legumes are grown mostly in semi-arid and sub-humid agro-ecological zones of sub-Saharan Africa. In West Africa, this includes Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria.

As Africa’s largest sub-regional research organization with a track record of working on dry cereals, CORAF was invited to join the GLDC Independent Advisory Committee. CORAF’s Gender and Social Development Advisor, Dr. Mariam Maiga was appointed to serve on the Board.

This five-year (2018-2023) program will mostly support research on six legumes and three kinds of cereals. This includes chickpea, cowpea, pigeon pea, groundnut, lentil, and soybean. The cereals include sorghum, pearl millet, and finger millet.

Read more

Le CRP-GLDC concerne 13 pays dont 11 pays africains à savoir : le Burkina Faso, le Mali, le Niger, le Nigéria, l’Éthiopie, le Malawi, le Mozambique, le Soudan, la Tanzanie, l’Ouganda et la Zambie et deux pays asiatiques : l’Inde et Myanmar (Birmanie).

Lire la suire

Crédits: AK-Project