Agricultural biodiversity contributes to productivity, resilience, and diets. Over the past decade, CRFS-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