N2AFRICA is a large scale, science-based “research-in-development” project focused on putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers growing legume crops in Africa. Our vision of success is to build sustainable, long-term partnerships to enable African smallholder farmers to benefit from symbiotic N2-fixation by grain legumes through effective production technologies, including inoculants and fertilizers.
With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, N2Africa began a second phase on the 1st of January 2014. The project will run for five years and is led by Wageningen University together with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). We have many partners in Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda (Core countries), and in DR Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe (Tier 1 countries).
In the first phase, N2Africa reached more than 230,000 farmers who evaluated and employed improved grain legume varieties, rhizobium inoculants and phosphate based fertilizers. In the second phase, we remain focused on research on and dissemination of major grain legumes in selected areas in the Core countries. In the Tier 1 countries we disseminate the outcomes from the first phase through co-funded dissemination activities. In all countries we work closely with national systems to institutionalize legume expertise.
By 2019, N2Africa will have:
N2Africa Map Overview : Core countries (dark green), Tier 1 countries (light green).
Click here to download the N2Africa Final Report of the First Phase.
|Mid-annual and M&E review meeting in Ethiopia||
|N2Africa partners develop a strategy to achieve sustainability in Tanzania||
|Reflections on training events in Nigeria||
|N2Africa as case study for PROIntensAfrica - What role for legumes in sustainable intensification?||
|Legume yield gaps in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania||
|Groundnut response to calcium and phosphorus fertilizer rates in Tanzania||
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