Food Security Through Ricebean Research

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Description

FOSRIN is a 3 year project funded under the EC's INCO programme to to popularise the under-utilised crop ricebean (Vigna umbellata). Ricebean is a grain legume grown in hill areas of Nepal and northern India by some of the most resource-poor farmers, and is often grown as an intercrop with maize. The project involves eight partners - universities, research organisations and NGOs in Europe and Asia, and has adopted a client-oriented approach, working closely with farmers and other stakeholders.

We believe that ricebean has great potential to improve livelihoods, diet and nutrition for these farners, and that the use of simple innovations will encourage farmers to cultivate it much more widely.
Short titleFood Security Through Ricebean Research
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date20/09/0612/08/16
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