Main Objective:
To improve sustainable food production while reducing soil degradation, as well as improving FNS at the household and community level.

Specific objectives:

  • Increase resilience of farming systems and food production through the rehabilitation of degraded soils and the diversification of cereal-legume cropping systems
  • Development of ready-to-use supplementary foods (RUSFs) from locally available highly nutritious cereal and legume crops
  • Strengthening of local nutrition-sensitive value chains through research and capacity building of rural entrepreneurs
  • Capacity building of local innovation systems through a multi-stakeholder approach (CARPs), and involvement of MSc and PhD students