towards eco‐efficient agriculture
With over 40 years of experience, CIAT Social equity
and partners have improved bean Benefits
varieties and developed effective crop New varieties have 30‐50% more iron and 20%
management practices for Latin America more zinc.
and Africa. Beans are a cost‐effective alternative to meat
Women typically manage bean cultivation,
home use and sales.
Over 8 million smallholder farmers reached.
Pan‐Africa Bean Challenges
Research Alliance Reaching more smallholder farmers.
Balancing food security with market demands.
Assuring that women maintain the benefits of
Estimated value (1986‐2015) of new varieties
Kalyebara, et al. 2008
and management practices in Uganda,
Tanzania, DR Congo, Rwanda, Malawi (2005
prices): $198 million.
Sales to local and international markets.
Improving profitability on marginal lands.
Tolerance to heat and drought.
New pest and disease threats constantly arise.
Some new varieties cook faster, needing less
Nitrogen fixing capacity of beans helps improve
Varieties resilient to climate change.