Scaling N2Africa products through Private-Public Partnerships
12 August 2016
Putting Nitrogen Fixation to Work for Smallholder Farmers in Africa(N2Africa) is a project that is working to expand the farm area planted to grain legumes (common bean, cowpea, groundnut, chickpea, faba bean, and soybean) and enhance their yields to improve smallholder farmers’ incomes and food and nutrition security.
At the end of Phase 1 (2010 to 2013) the project had benefited some 225,000 small-scale farmers in its target countries of Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Because of its success, N2Africa was approved for a 4-year Phase 2, from 2014 to 2018. In this second phase, the project will focus in scaling proven technologies from Phase 1 to reach an additional 555,000 farmers –about 800,000 beneficiaries over the course of Phases 1 and 2.