SUSTLIVES : SUSTaining and improving local crop patrimony in Burkina Faso and Niger for better LIVes and EcoSystems
Objectives : The general objective is to promote the transition toward sustainable and climate-resilient agro-food systems in Burkina Faso and Niger through the enhancement of local agro-biodiversity to ensure food security and improve the livelihoods of rural communities. The specific objective is to strengthen the research and innovation capacities of AKIS actors in the value chains of neglected and underutilized crops (NUS) in Burkina Faso and Niger.
Implementing organizations: AICS (Italian Agency for Development Cooperation) and CIHEAM-Bari (Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes)
Localisation: Burkina Faso and Niger
Funding: European Union, €6.000.000 ; AICS, €1.650.000
Duration: Four (4) years; August 2021 - July 2025
Website : https://www.sustlives.eu