African woman in field

Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (2010 – 2013)

DIIVA project objectives were to:

1)      Describe investments in and uptake of crop genetic improvement in priority country-by-commodity combinations in SSA

2)      Verify and gain a deeper understanding about the adoption and diffusion of new varieties in a nationally representative setting of selected priority countries and food crops in SSA

3)      Gain a more comprehensive understanding of the impact of crop improvement on poverty, nutrition and food security

Virginia Tech researchers focused on objectives 2 and 3. Professor Alwang also contributed to objective o through involvement in writing the book (see below).


Project outputs from AAEC include:


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