SAf highlights Phosphorus Efficient Bean Project in new report

Mozambique has one of the lowest bean yields per hectare in all of the southern Africa (SAf) region. Improvements in productivity are a boon for resource-poor households in the area as beans are highly nutritious, contribute to improved diets, food-security and income potential. In addition, beans contribute to increased soil health and yields of cereals in intercropping and rotation systems.

The SAf Community of Practice’s (CoP) P-efficient Legume project, led by the Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique, addresses these challenges and opportunities. The decade-long project has aimed to increase bean production and productivity in soils with low phosphorus availability by developing P-efficient genotypes, with the overall goal of increasing rural household food security and income. The SAf CoP recently highlighted the successful project in a publication titled: “Phosphorus Efficient Bean Project: Successes, Lessons, and Good Practices in Agroecological Intensification.”

Read more about project context, outputs and outcomes and conclusions by visiting the project report below or at http://www.ccrp.org/projects/p-efficient-legumes-iii, http://www.ccrp.org/sites/default/files/p-efficient_feature_sep2017.pdf