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Rural Malian women's practices and perceptions regarding whole grain consumption studied
1st January 2018
A study related to the CCRP-funded An Be Jigi project (2006-2014) on nutrition has been published. The An Be Jigi project was led by Helen Keller International in Mali in cooperation with Institut d'Economie Rurale (IER) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (...
Upcoming GREAT course focuses on gender-responsive legume breeding
11th December 2017
GREAT courses equip researchers with tools to enhance the impact their research has on beneficiary communities, while also providing them marketable skills, and new opportunities for publication and career advancement. The GREAT training model is centered upon interdisciplinary team learning,...

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Common bean is an important crop in Mozambique. The crop provides an important source of protein to rural households, many of whom also sell a proportion of their harvest to obtain income to pay for basic needs such as medicine and schooling. Beans help to maintain soil fertility by fixing atmospheric nitrogen, thereby enhancing overall system productivity.