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Sustainable Development Solutions Network to host carbon-free e-conference on responding to the fall armyworm outbreak in Africa
15th September 2018
22-26 October - Free online participation!Two years ago, fall armyworm (FAW) arrived in Africa. What we have learned so far? What are effective strategies in reaching farmers across the continent? How effective have responses so far been? What are the long-term consequences of these responses? What...
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Climate Resilient Beans for Mozambique
7th September 2018
In Mozambique, new improved varieties of beans are doubling or even tripling crop yields. Watch the video “Climate Resilient Beans for Mozambique” here.  
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Featured Project

Sorghum and pearl millet are major staples for smallholder farm families in West Africa where malnutrition is common. Local cereal fortification with indigenous legumes (cowpea, groundnut, Bambara groundnut), which are generally richer in protein, minerals and vitamins (e.g., iron, zinc, vitamins A and D), can be a means to remediate micronutrient deficiencies in common diets.