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2017 - Quarter Four Newsletter
7th February 2018
The Southern Africa Community of practice welcomes a new Liaison Scientist and hosts their annual regional meeting. Join us for these and other highlights from across the Collaborative Crop Research Program.
Rural Malian women's practices and perceptions regarding whole grain consumption studied
1st January 2018
A study related to the CCRP-funded An Be Jigi project (2006-2014) on nutrition has been published. The An Be Jigi project was led by Helen Keller International in Mali in cooperation with Institut d'Economie Rurale (IER) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (...

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Common bean is an important crop in Mozambique. The crop provides an important source of protein to rural households, many of whom also sell a proportion of their harvest to obtain income to pay for basic needs such as medicine and schooling. Beans help to maintain soil fertility by fixing atmospheric nitrogen, thereby enhancing overall system productivity.