Despite their potential, research has failed to prioritize indigenous vegetable species for improving food security, nutrition and income. The project worked with 1,200 farmers (50% women) who have formed 22 vegetable cooperative groups.
This brief describes programmes of research by the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) and presents emerging findings from the program’s first five years, in topics such as: new vaccines against livestock diseases (Sub-SahaPublished date2015
Patterns of labor productivity and income diversification in the rural farm and non-farm sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa
African researchers measure labor productivity in staple crops, high value crops, and non-farm
activities and explain how productivity gaps affect income diversification in Uganda and NigeriaPublished date2016