Research Partnership Improves Ethiopian Farmers’ Yields and Resilience

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, researchers from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) are working with smallholder farmers in Ethiopia to develop new drought-resistant and pest-resistant varieties of chickpea. A staple Ethiopian crop, chickpeas are high in protein, iron, and calcium.

Photo credit: Icrisat/Alina Paul-Bossuet

To see a photo slideshow of the project recently posted on The Guardian’s website, click here.

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