Establishing linkages between private and public partners is key to benefit smallholders, according to a poster by scientist from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led project N2Africa.
The project—targeting four regions in Ethiopia, Amhara, Oromia, Benishangul-Gumuz and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples— seeks build sustainable, long-term partnerships to enable smallholder farmers to benefit from symbiotic N2-fixation by grain legumes through effective production technologies including inoculants and fertilizers.
The poster illustrates how the development of technologies and skills for implementing nitrogen fixation during crop growth is crucial to increase the productivity of these legumes, and in turn promote the use of legumes as a forage and food source in Ethiopia. This is a way, according to the researchers, of lifting communities out of poverty through enhanced forage productivity.
Download the poster: ILRI. 2016. Promoting legumes for food, feed and seed in Ethiopia: N2Africa’s public-private partnerships transforming value chains to benefit smallholders. Poster. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: ILRI.