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  • Call for proposals: Global Feed the Future Agricultural Biotechnology Program

    Commodities that will receive prioritized consideration for BFS/ARP funding, including under this Addendum to the Agricultural Biotechnology APS, include:

    Cereals (maize, rice, wheat, sorghum, millet)

    Legumes (common bean, cowpea, peanut/groundnut, soya)

    Roots, tubers, and bananas (potato, cassava, banana)

    Horticulture crops (emphasis on horticultural species of broad global or regional relevance to smallholders)

    Livestock (poultry, cattle, small ruminants, fish, dairy)

    Concept notes must be submitted by the deadline of 17 January 2020.

    Illustration Photo: Projects funded through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet, funded though USAID and established at Kansas State University, are aimed to help improve the adaptation and resilience of these crops in East and West Africa. (credits: K-State Research and Extension / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Posted By The Peanut Patch
    Oct 20, 2016

    "Another example of new cropping practices aimed at improving productivity and soil organic matter is inter-cropping of legumes such as peanuts (groundnuts) and pigeon peas in rotation with corn, this approach being called ‘double up’ legume technology."