Innovation platforms: A novel tool for improving food legume productivity and farmer’s livelihood, and enhancing food security in Morocco
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Food legumes (Faba bean, lentils, chickpea and pea) are important crops that come in rotation with cereals in the rainfed regions of Morocco where the cereal/food legume cropping system predominates. While these crops were very abundant in the seventies when Morocco was an exporter of these commodities, presently, the productivity is very low, and the country is obliged to supplement the deficit in its needs via increasing imports. The main focus of the present study, which is conducted within the India-Morocco Food Legume Initiative, was to initiate innovation platforms (PI’s) for the different food legume species.
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