The African Plant Nutrition Research Fund (APNRF) has announced the finalists of its inaugural call for research proposals to support agricultural research for development. Four projects were selected during a highly competitive assessment process including 117 applications representing 25 countries across Africa.
The aim of the APNRF is to enable scaling of improved nutrient and soil fertility management by synergistically extending research conducted in strategic priority areas of APNI: 1) Climate and Weather-Smart Plant Nutrition; 2) Soil Health for Improved Livelihoods; and 3) Precision Nutrient Management. The fund was created through a partnership between APNI and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P).
Summaries of the projects and the principal investigators are provided below.