Breakthroughs in Groundnut Production Communities in Nigeria

Akpo, E and Ojiewo, C O and Omoigui, L O and Rubyogo, J C and Varshney, R K (2020) Breakthroughs in Groundnut Production Communities in Nigeria. In: Sowing Legume Seeds, Reaping Cash. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore, pp. 77-83. ISBN 978-981-15-0844-8

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Ms. Hadja Talatu Idrissa (Fig. 6.1), a community women leader, is the chairperson of the Bunkure women group that is active in groundnut production and oil processing. The group which counts 25 members joined the TL projects’ family 4 years ago. They started growing a small seed pack of 5 kg in their community farmland. “It was the harvest of this seed pack that we revolved and planted in a bigger farm plot in the following year,” reported. Hadja. On 1 ha plot, the Bunkure women harvested a total 25 bags of the improved variety SAMNUT 24 against 13 bags they got from 1 ha plot with the old variety. In addition, the group made more money out of the haulms of the improved variety SAMNUT 24. “We sold the haulms of the improved variety up to 30 000 Naira against 12 000 Naira of the local variety,” says Idrissa (1USD equals 360 Nigerian Naira during that period). “The improved variety, SAMNUT 24, has higher haulms yield and is much appreciated for animal feeding because of its taste and digestibility which is better,” she adds.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Research Program : Genetic Gains
Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grain legume productivity, Smallholder farmers, Impact stories, Multi-stakeholders, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tropical Legumes projects
Subjects: Others > Smallholder Farmers
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Legume Crops
Others > Sub-Saharan Africa
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 09:22
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 09:22
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