CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (CRP-GLDC)

The CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes unites research for development (R4D) efforts of eleven principal partners: four CGIAR centers (ICRISAT-lead center, CIAT, ICARDA, and IITA), a CGIAR Challenge Program (Generation), four major national agricultural research systems (EIAR-Ethiopia, EMBRAPA-Brazil, GDAR-Turkey, and ICAR-India) and the USAID-supported legume Cooperative Research Support Programs. All are leaders in grain legume research.

Goal

Our vision is that in 10 years, increased production, sales and consumption of grain legumes will reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition of smallholder farmers, while improving the health of mankind and sustainability of farming systems. The CRP partners will leverage their knowledge and research capacities by coordinating strategies with diverse public and private organizations. Through collaborative work, the CRP will improve the performance of eight priority grain legumes in households, on farms, and in markets. Products and services from cultivating grain legumes will address old and new demands. Grain legumes will range from being a nutritious staple crop and a nitrogen-fixing plant, to an imported exotic food and ecologically-efficient protein source, which are resilient and mitigate climate change. Objectives To increase production, sales, consumption, and beneficial contribution of farming systems of grain legumes that reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition of smallholder farmers and their households, while improving the health of mankind and sustainability of farming systems. Expected outcomes Research partners will work with numerous partners along the grain legume value chains to develop, adapt, disseminate, and promote R4D innovations that will improve: – production performance of grain legumes in distinct farming systems – sales performance of grain legumes in diverse local, national, and international markets – dietary performance of grain legumes in all households – ecological performance of agriculture-food systems.

Contact

Dr. Tamo, Manuele

Project duration

Start: 01 July 2012
End: 31 December 2022

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