Poor, small-scale farmers in Africa tend to subsist on a meagre diet. Wageningen researchers have collaborated with local partners in eleven African countries to facilitate the cultivation of pulses like beans and peanuts.
One of their initiatives involves developing educational materials on topics such as pulses as fertilisers, bean processing techniques and the nutritional value of pulses.
Educating women in Ghana has resulted in higher yields and a more nutritious diet for their families. In the Nigerian state of Borno, educational initiatives have helped to improve the use of soya beans. In the , Wageningen UR is committed to improving quality of life.