Regional Stakeholder Convenings Planned for Legume Value Chains in Africa and Central America to Identify Funding Priorities

From the January 2024 Newsletter

The Legume Systems Innovation Lab will hold four regional stakeholder convenings to address gaps in regional legume value chains in Africa and Central America. The gaps identified will drive funding priorities which will be released as request for proposals (RFP) in the upcoming months.

The four regions include West Africa consisting of Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal; Great Lakes region consisting of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania; Southern Africa consisting of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia; and Central America consisting of Guatemala and Honduras.

The program expects to fund legume research projects aligned with the Legume Systems Innovation Lab goals of best agronomic practices and services, targeted varietal scaling and development, inclusive inputs and market systems, and climate change adaptation and mitigation as they relate to legume value chains.

Interested parties working in any aspect of the legume value chain in the Legume Lab focus countries are encouraged to participate in these interactive events. Your expertise is needed to drive gains in this valuable food system forward.

Check your inbox for specific event details which will be announced in February. To join the Legume Systems Innovation Lab mailing list please click below.

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