Sowing Legume Seeds,Reaping Cash

Akpo, E and Ojiewo, C O and Omoigui, L O and Rubyogo, J C and Varshney, R K (2020) Sowing Legume Seeds,Reaping Cash. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore.

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The smallholder farmers’ access to the outputs of the breeding programs’ achievements has been very weak and hence calls for effective, more coherent, and wellarticulated design of technology and seed delivery systems of food legume crops. The Tropical Legumes projects responded to this need. This book shares impact stories and testimonies from various value chain actors who were part of the Tropical Legumes (TL) projects over the past 12 years. It presents the experiences of a diversity of actors within the grain legume value chains, with a focus on groundnut and common beans in Tanzania and Uganda, groundnut and cowpea in Nigeria, and groundnut in Ghana. All actors involved shared their feeling of being part of decade-long development project families. National agricultural research institutes, knowledge brokering organizations, NGOs, public seed companies, private seed companies, agro-dealers, individual seed entrepreneurs, farm implement makers, farmer cooperatives, farmer groups, individual farmers, women farmers, middlemen, processors, traders, and consumers were all involved in this experience. This book provides learning opportunities for development workers, technical staff, and project managers. It will also inspire development workers and project managers to share their own experiences for others to learn from.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Research Program : Genetic Gains
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grain legume productivity, Smallholder farmers, Impact stories, Multi-stakeholders, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tropical Legumes projects
Subjects: Others > Smallholder Farmers
Others > Food Legumes
Others > Legume Crops
Others > Sub-Saharan Africa
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2020 04:32
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2020 04:32
Acknowledgement: Interviewees in Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Ghana We express our gratitude to different actors who accepted to share their valuable experience of Tropical Legumes projects. Impact Story Collection We thank the communication people who contributed in gathering information from the field. We acknowledge the contribution of Justin Ndichu, a communication consultant who helped to put together the impact stories in Tanzania; Eleanor Manyasa, a communication Intern at ICRISAT, who gathered the impact stories in Uganda, and Agathe Diama, head of communication, ICRISAT-Mali for collecting impact stories from Nigeria and Ghana. We greatly acknowledge the valuable contributions of Justin, Eleanor, and Agathe who have been instrumental in gathering the various reported impact stories in this book. Without the collaboration of these colleagues, it could have been challenging to deliver on this book. Field Facilitators We are thankful to the following people for their field support: Dr. Omari Mponda and team at the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute-Naliendele (TARI-Naliendele); Michael Kilango and team at TARI-Uyole; Ms. Edith Kadenge and team at TARI-Selian; Dr. David Okello Kalule and team at the National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI) in Uganda; Dr. Stanley Nkalubu and team at the National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) in Uganda; Dr. Oteng-Frimpong Richard and team at the Ghana Savanah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) in Ghana; and Prof. Candidus Echewku and team at the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR) in Nigeria. Language Edits and Proofreading We acknowledge the contributions of ICRISAT communication team. The Tropical Legume projects transforming the lives of the under-served majority along the commodity value chains in the drought-prone areas
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