MicroVeg Project

Fertilizer micro-dosing and indigenous vegetable production and utilization,
a CIFSRF sponsored project in West Africa

MicroVeg Project is a CIFSRF sponsored project in West Africa involving five universities from West Africa and North America. This project aims to advance sustainable production and utilization of Under-Utilized Indigenous Vegetables (UIVs) with the aid of fertilizer micro-dosing in Southwestern Nigeria and Benin Republic. Currently, there are over 37,000 farmers who are direct beneficiary of the Microveg Project in Nigeria and Benin Republic.

Activity Highlights

Project updates, news and activities

Afri-Veg Forum 2017

Theme: African Vegetables: From Plot to Plate
Date: 20-22 November 2017
Location: Sun Beach Hotel, Fidjrossè Calvaire, Cotonou, Benin Republic

Scaling Up Workshop in Cotonou

On October 2015, scaling up workshop was held in Cotonou, Benin Republic among the six Six Africa-based CIFSRF projects

Training of Trainers' Workshop

Training the Trainers Workshop held at Sun Beach hotel, Cotonou from 17th Jan, 2016 to 20th Jan, 2016

YOUNG VEGETABLES SCIENTIST CLUB (YVSC)

YOUNG VEGETABLES SCIENTIST CLUB (YVSC) is a Microveg Project activity clubs organised in secondary schools and among youths who have developed passion to increase their income and nutritional values through vegetable production.

MicroVeg Annual Review Meeting 2017

The MicroVeg annual review meeting came up from March 10 to March 19, 2017. The meeting was held both at Saskatchewan and Manitoba provinces of Canada ... Read more

Scaling up model

In order to extend technological innovations from Microveg to our audience, we use two major approaches
  1. Innovation Platform (IP)
  2. Satellite Dissemination Approach (SDA)
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Baseline Survey

At the start of the scaling up project, baseline studies was carried out to access the current knowledge on fertilizer microdosing and indigenous vegetable production.

Inception Workshop

The inception workshop for the Microveg project took place at Osun State University, Oshogbo, Nigeria from 23rd March to 30th March 2015

Featured Details

project sites, baseline survey, economics and science of vegetable production, fertilizer micro-dozing,

Agronomy of Vegetable

Laboratory studies, field experiments, farmer's farm

Economics of Vegetable Production

Baseline studies, gender issues, data results and evaluation

Food on the Table

recipes, processing and preservation