Photo from Launch workshop for the GISAIA Program in Lagos, Nigeria. 2012
This grant to MSU/AFRE from the Gates Foundation Global Development Program is intended to improve the incomes and food security status of African farmers and consumers through policies to improve the profitability of cereal crop intensification and contribute to sustainable agricultural productivity growth in Africa. Over the period 2013-2017, a team of AFRE faculty will work with 10 African universities, institutes and government ministries in seven countries Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Malawi, Burkina Faso, and Mali to implement effective policy and programmatic strategies that help African farmers become more productive and food-secure. The team also will build the capacity of national policy institutes to guide and support their countries agriculture ministries and eventually accept and manage international grants.
Five main outcomes/impacts from the proposed grant are anticipated:
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