Feed the Future Mozambique Improved Seeds for Better Agriculture
Feed the Future Mozambique Improved Seeds for Better Agriculture (SEMEAR) is a five year project funded by USAID under the Feed the Future program that uses a win-win public-private partnership approach to disseminate improved legume seeds and complementary crop management practices already developed in Mozambique in the past few years through the Platform for Agricultural Research and Technology Innovation project (PARTI). Led by IITA, SEMEAR is a consortium involving two other CGIAR centres, CIAT and ICRISAT, all working together with IIAM.
The overall goal of the project is to increase the adoption of improved technologies, income, and food security of smallholder farmers in Manica, Tete, Zambézia and Nampula provinces. SEMEAR focuses on six Feed the Future value chains namely common beans, cowpeas, groundnuts, pigeon peas, sesame and soybeans.