Varietal selection of nutritional quality peanuts adapted to the multiple environments of the Great Green Wall

Thanks to the IAMAfrica initiative of which our partners are signatories and within the framework of Great Green Wall Accelerator and the support of AllEnvi, Nutriset Group has extended the farm to fork approach starting from the seed of peanut plants through the child’s mouth to the digestibility of vegetable protein in a child exhibiting severe acute malnutrition.
The consortium is called GreenNuts.

The project aims to select the best varieties of local groundnuts taking into account both the environment and ecosystem services, including nitrogen fixation, phosphorus mobilization, diseases, biodiversity and the carbon cycle in the soil, as well as socio-economic services related to the fight against severe acute malnutrition through the industrial production of ready-to-use therapeutic foods from local peanuts of high nutritional quality allowing the creation of high-impact jobs society in rural areas.

The scientific approach has the originality of crossing genotype, environment and practices point of views. The realization of this project will make it possible on the one hand to accelerate the economic development via the rise in competence in R&D of the SME partners in Africa, and on the other hand to contribute to the scientific state-of-the-art in the fields of agriculture/nutrition/environment, while contributing to the objectives of the Great Green Wall 2030 by participating in the restoration of hectares of currently degraded land, carbon sequestration and job creations.

To date, the consortium includes:

  • Farmers cooperatives 
  • 5 African SME, ready-to-use therapeutic food producers and members of the PlumpyField® networkHilina Foods – Ethiopia, Samil  Sudan, NutriK – Nigeria, InnoFaso – Burkina Faso and Nutriguinée – Guinea,
  • 1 SME, based in Ethiopia, speciliazed in food and agro analysis: Bless Laboratories,
  • 1 SME, based in Sudan, specialized in sorting and unshelling of peanuts: Darfood,
  • 7 African public agronomic research insitutes, based in Senegal, Ethiopia, Sudan, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Guinea,
  • 3 French public research institutes: CIRADAgroParisTech-INRAEIRD.