Improving Livelihoods for Smallholder Farmers: Enhanced Grain Legume Productivity and Production In Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (Tropical Legumes III)

The project’s ten-year goal is a 20% increase in productivity and 10% across the board increase in production in target geographies. Geographic targets include the West Africa nations of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria; the East African nations of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda; and the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh.


  • Leverage gender and learning to maximize poverty and food security impacts for smallholder farmers
  • Breeding support and breeding program strengthening for groundnut, common bean, cowpea and chickpea
  • Impact-oriented legume seed systems for smallholder farmers


Christian Fatokun

Project duration

Start: 22 April 2015
End: 29 April 2019

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