Incorporating R4D Platforms intoHumidtropicsPaul Woomer, CIAT-Kenyaplwoomer@gmail.comR4D platforms are physical or virtual...
provide the space for place-basedresearchmust have a shared objectivetranslating into commitmentmembership is flexible and...
Western Regional Alliance for Technology Evaluation (WeRATE)An existing organization formed independently ofCGIAR and regi...
Incorporating R4D Platforms intoHumidtropicsPaul Woomer, CIAT-Kenyaplwoomer@gmail.comR4D platforms are physical or virtual...
provide the space for place-basedresearchmust have a shared objectivetranslating into commitmentmembership is flexible and...
Western Regional Alliance for Technology Evaluation (WeRATE)An existing organization formed independently ofCGIAR and regi...
Lake BasinMidlandsUpper MidlandsHighlandsACCAUNBuSSFFOMuunganuARDAPKHGMudefsoUCRCRPK/ROPMFAGROHagongloAVENECABESCC-VIKENFA...
Current WeRATE Farmer DatabaseExcel spreadsheet, 12,542 households, 20descriptors (useful for stratified sub-sampling)36% ...
Humidtropics Program Structure is built around itsthree Strategic Research Themes (SRTs)ST 1 SystemsAnalysis andSynthesisS...
cassava intensificationstriga elimination (MLNV)animal enterprisesgrain legume integrationWeRATE farmer goals… but progres...
cassava intensificationstriga elimination (MLNV)animal enterprisesgrain legume integrationWeRATE farmer goals… and provide...
Striga eliminationLegume integration Cassava intensificationAnimal enterpriseimprovednutrition,surpluses,profitsimprovednu...
cassava intensificationstriga elimination (MLNV)animal enterprisesgrain legume integrationWeRATE farmer goals… and leads t...
Year 1 budget for WeRATE collaboration withHumidtropics as a R4D PlatformDoes not include on-farm research expenses (cover...
Action Area Leader announces need for R4D Platform(s) …… R4D Platform(s) applies for participationSRT1 Situation Analysis ...
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Presentation given by Dr. Paul Woomer, CIAT-Kenya, at the launch of the East and Central Africa Action Area meeting, 20-23 May 2013, Bukavu, DR Congo.

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  1. 1. Incorporating R4D Platforms intoHumidtropicsPaul Woomer, CIAT-Kenyaplwoomer@gmail.comR4D platforms are physical or virtual forawhich bring together the set of stakeholderswho have a common interest in addressingthe constraints or seizing the opportunitiesidentified by the Situation Analysis.J. Voss
  2. 2. provide the space for place-basedresearchmust have a shared objectivetranslating into commitmentmembership is flexible and is drivenby problem and opportunitytypically operates at the Action Sitelevel but could also interact betweensitesThe role of R4D Platforms in Humidtropics
  3. 3. Western Regional Alliance for Technology Evaluation (WeRATE)An existing organization formed independently ofCGIAR and registered with Kenyan AuthoritiesUmbrella membership organization of 26 farmergroups and local NGOs, democratic and transparentPast experience in validating MoA fertilizerrecommendations, innovative intercropping, strigamanagement, BNF technologies, grain legumeenterprise, othersBasic skills in reporting, marketing collection points,and home nutrition but with large differences incapacities among membersIdeal candidate as Humidtropics R4D Platform
  4. 4. Incorporating R4D Platforms intoHumidtropicsPaul Woomer, CIAT-Kenyaplwoomer@gmail.comR4D platforms are physical or virtual forawhich bring together the set of stakeholderswho have a common interest in addressingthe constraints or seizing the opportunitiesidentified by the Situation Analysis.J. Voss
  5. 5. provide the space for place-basedresearchmust have a shared objectivetranslating into commitmentmembership is flexible and is drivenby problem and opportunitytypically operates at the Action Sitelevel but could also interact betweensitesThe role of R4D Platforms in Humidtropics
  6. 6. Western Regional Alliance for Technology Evaluation (WeRATE)An existing organization formed independently ofCGIAR and registered with Kenyan AuthoritiesUmbrella membership organization of 26 farmergroups and local NGOs, democratic and transparentPast experience in validating MoA fertilizerrecommendations, innovative intercropping, strigamanagement, BNF technologies, grain legumeenterprise, othersBasic skills in reporting, marketing collection points,and home nutrition but with large differences incapacities among membersIdeal candidate as Humidtropics R4D Platform
  7. 7. Lake BasinMidlandsUpper MidlandsHighlandsACCAUNBuSSFFOMuunganuARDAPKHGMudefsoUCRCRPK/ROPMFAGROHagongloAVENECABESCC-VIKENFAP-SCDHBOne WorldKESOFA-SURIRINdacadorMUOPKESOFA-NOne AcreBUSCOSCODPBUFFSANKHGWeRATE Network MemberMutaho
  8. 8. Current WeRATE Farmer DatabaseExcel spreadsheet, 12,542 households, 20descriptors (useful for stratified sub-sampling)36% sample of 34,515 member households,dissemination through 180 trained Master FarmersAgrodealer (70) and cooperator (27) databaseavailable, 300 N2Africa HHs with detailed EIACovers four coordinative “nodes” across 3 AEZs (lakebasin, midlands and upper midlands)5.8 ± 2.4 member household, 59% women headed,1.0 ± 0.9 ha farm size, 0.20 ± 0.19 ha per capita73% striga infested, 88% interested in expandinggrain legume enterprise, emergence of MLNV majorconcern
  9. 9. Humidtropics Program Structure is built around itsthree Strategic Research Themes (SRTs)ST 1 SystemsAnalysis andSynthesisST 2 IntegratedSystemsImprovementST 3 Scaling andInstitutionalInnovation
  10. 10. cassava intensificationstriga elimination (MLNV)animal enterprisesgrain legume integrationWeRATE farmer goals… but progress of each SRT requires interaction with R4D platformsSRT 1SituationAnalysis(baseline)SRT 2SystemsImprovementSRT 3Scaling &InnovationR4Dplatform
  11. 11. cassava intensificationstriga elimination (MLNV)animal enterprisesgrain legume integrationWeRATE farmer goals… and provide CG partners with opportunity for place-based researchIITA CIAT ICRAF CIP ILRI icipestrategicIntervention set 1strategicIntervention set 2strategicIntervention set 2… leading to proven technologies and greater systems integrationR4Dplatformhypothesis testinghypothesis testinghypothesis testingSRT2collaboration
  12. 12. Striga eliminationLegume integration Cassava intensificationAnimal enterpriseimprovednutrition,surpluses,profitsimprovednutrition,surpluses,profitsorganicinputssuppression,N residualsunderstoreyhabitatimprovedfeedimprovedfeedorganicinputsnon-hostalternativeimprovedfeedorganicinputsunderstorey habitatresidual benefitssystemsintegrationMarket gardeningBanana intensification (Ug)Potato propagation (Rw)Watershed protectionothersWest Kenya farmer goalsand systems integration
  13. 13. cassava intensificationstriga elimination (MLNV)animal enterprisesgrain legume integrationWeRATE farmer goals… and leads to differentiation of the platform and its membersR4Dplatformwomen &youth chapterscollectivemarketingextensionliaisonagro-dealernetworksProven technologies are then targeted for scaling-up (SRT3) …nationalagricultural planningdevelopmentagencieslinkage to otherprograms
  14. 14. Year 1 budget for WeRATE collaboration withHumidtropics as a R4D PlatformDoes not include on-farm research expenses (covered by CG partners)Item Allocation Comment and calculationStaff: WeRATE Liaison Officer 9600 12 mo at $800/mo (FT)Staff: WeRATE Assistant 4800 12 mo at $400/mo (FT)Technical advisor 10600 12 mo at $1800/mo (0.5 FT)Facilities: Liaison Office 4320 12 mo at $360/moFacilities: cooperators 15600 26 coops at $600 eaCommunication: computer 1235 computer workstationCommunication: R4D exhibit 675 pavilion, posters, pamphletsCommunication: cooperators 7800 26 coops at $300 eaTransportation: Station wagon 11375 used toyota station wagonTransportation: vehicle maintenance 3413 30% of vehicle costTraining: Liaison workshop 3450 30 persons at $115 eaTraining: Technology demonstrations 6500 26 demos at $250 eaTraining: Farmer field days 5200 26 field days at $200 eachSupplies: Technology evaluation 11000 48 technology tests at $229 eaSupplies: Misc. office supplies 960 12 mo at $80 per monthSituation Analysis ennumerators 4000 8 persons 10 days $50 per dayOverhead (15%) 15079 contingenciesTotal 115607
  15. 15. Action Area Leader announces need for R4D Platform(s) …… R4D Platform(s) applies for participationSRT1 Situation Analysis validates R4D Platform …… R4D Platform identifies member prioritiesSRT1 Baseline survey verifies priorities …Action Area Leader approves/compiles priorities… R4D Platform identifies priority stakeholdersSRT2 scientists Identify strategic interventions …… R4D stakeholders participate in adaptive researchAction Area Leader compiles and reports findings …All parties finalize recommendations for SRT 3 actions …R4D Platform interactions up to SRT 3

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