Cross Regional Research and Development Initiative
APNI, UM6P, OCP, OCP-Africa, OCP Foundation
National stakeholders (NARS, Universities, international organizations)
Cereal-based systems and legumes (wheat, maize, rice)
Perennial cropping systems (olive intercropping systems, cocoa, oil palm, tea, coffee)
Hub Countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Morocco
Spill-over countries: Wide network throughout North, West, East, and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
- Developing nutrient management strategies and fertilizer recommendation for the significant crops of the region.
- Stimulating fertilizer use by demonstrating it benefits for crop production and soil health.
- Undertaking education and training of fertilizer users, extension agencies and policy makers.
- Providing support for UM6P training programs and collaboration in East and Southern Africa.
- Out-scaling of 4R nutrient stewardship knowledge to support crop production.
- Evaluating of the scale and nature of micronutrient deficiencies in the region.
- Developing nutrient best management strategies for date palm.
- Developing nutrient best management practices for improving yield and quality of citrus.
- Developing nutrient best management strategies for improving yield and quality of olives.
- Improving nutrient management for optimizing wheat and rice production in Mauritania.
- Improving nutrient management for optimizing maize production in Senegal.
- Validation and dissemination of Nutrient Expert® for wheat and lentil in Morocco.
- Establishment of the IPNI/APNI West Africa regional office.
- Development of nutrient management research and education partnerships with regional stakeholders.
- Initiate research and development activities to build science-based fertilizer recommendations for major crops.
- Undertake education and training to build capacity for nutrient best management practices.