New project aims to improve food and nutritional security for 120,000 households in West and Central Africa
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A recently launched project, with a focus on iron- and zinc-fortified hybrids and open-pollinated varieties of sorghum and pearl millet, anticipates improved food and nutrition security for 120,000 smallholder households in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. The three-year project will see collaboration between the private sector (seed companies and agro dealers), civil society (NGOs), multi-stakeholder platforms (Hybrid Parents Research Consortium) and several other partners. Successful knowhow and technologies such as automated data collection and analysis, locally adapted communication tools, will be leveraged from earlier projects in the region to be used in this project.