Cross-Cutting Theme: Agrobiodiversity

Agricultural biodiversity contributes to productivity, resilience, and diets. Over the past decade, CCRP-funded teams have conducted research across the value chains of the diverse crops below. Work has ranged from studies to better understand, document, and utilize local biodiversity, to support for breeding programs and seed systems, to agronomy, post-harvest management, enhancing markets, and utilization for improved nutrition.

Legume crops: common bean, groundnut, cowpea, pigeonpea, soybean, Bambara groundnut, lablab, lupin, Desmodium

Cereal crops: sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet, fonio, tef

Other: quinoa, amaranth

These grants (projects) are fully or substantially dedicated to increasing agriultural biodiversity:

  • AEI in the Sahel through agroforestry

    West Africa

  • AEI in the Sahel through agroforestry II

    West Africa

  • Agrobiodiversity and Nutrition

    Andes

  • Agroecological intensification – Drylands

    East & Southern Africa

  • Andean Grain III

    Andes

  • Bambara groundnut productivity

    West Africa

  • Andean Grains II

    Andes

  • Chickpea/banana

    East & Southern Africa

  • Climbing Beans II

    East & Southern Africa

  • AEI in Burkina III

    West Africa

  • Cowpea – Ethiopia

    East & Southern Africa

  • Enhancing Fonio Potential

    West Africa

  • Fonio III

    West Africa

  • Grain amaranth

    East & Southern Africa

  • Legume Best Bets III

    East & Southern Africa

  • Native potato seed systems II

    Andes

  • Enset II

    East & Southern Africa

  • Pigeon Pea – FRN

    East & Southern Africa, Farmer research network (FRN)

  • Multipurpose legumes II

    East & Southern Africa

  • Napier Stunt II

    East & Southern Africa

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