On World Food Day 2020, the InnovAfrica team marks the importance of supporting thousands of farmers by promoting sustainable food system approaches with innovative technologies and novel extension approaches.

According to the project coordinator, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, from NIBIO, Norway, the project at this stage has reached nearly 18,000 smallholders in six countries in eastern and southern Africa. 

Through an integrated approach with emphasis at different stages of the three food value chains, namely, the maize-legume, millet-legume and Brachiaria fodder grass, the project has helped farmers to increase productivity in the 12 project areas that represent different agro-ecological zones.

This will impact the food and nutrition security in the areas with the support of multi-actor platforms in the six case countries (Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania).