MSU becomes member of consortium to receive $25 million for research
Mississippi State University is a member of a consortium of universities and other partners who will receive a $25 million, five-year international grant to help increase soybean production across Sub-Saharan Africa. Their research will focus on four main research areas including: genetic improvement, enhanced crop productivity and quality, nutrition, and socio-economic research. The results from these studies will allow the consortium to create impact in increasing soybean production across Africa while providing the necessary tools and expertise. Gender roles are also a central theme of the project. This research aims to improve understanding of gender inequalities in the agricultural sector in order to help rural women, families and communities work towards a better measures of security, health and economic development.