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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.
|Uganda N2Africa Partners plan for 2017||
|Multi-country study describes the distribution inoculation response across Africa||
|MSc Internship N2Africa Review||
|Rizobacter: Inoculants for Africa||
|Tackling some major constraints to climbing bean production in Uganda||
|The GALA project: Gender and the Legume Alliance: Integrating multi-media communication approaches and input brokerage||
|A day in the life of N2Africa||
|N2Africa in the news||
In the Daily Trust an article was published on IITA working with N2Africa on a robust agricultural schema with Borno Youth resulting in reduction of unemployment.
For those reading Dutch: an article was published in het Algemeen Dagblad with the title “Vlinderbloempje als hoop voor Afrika” (Legume flower as hope for Africa) using a photo of beans in experiments of Edouard Rurangwa.
With the tremendous contributions made by dozens of pulse scientists from around the world, the final 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops was completed in December (see link). It shows a rich picture of the tremendous potential of pulse crops and the key arenas for research investment.
Virtual symposium, “Nitrogen: At the Nexus Between Food Security and Sustainability.”
MOOC Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability