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  • 1. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium Highlights from Scientific Partners N Sanginga International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
  • 2. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium  IMF expects Africa to grow by nearly 6% in 2012 is led by new Infrastructure and agriculture.  Emerging new leadership Latest Headlines from Africa From “The hopeless continent – May 2000” … To “Africa rising – Dec 2011”
  • 3. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium Sub-Saharan Challenge Program for Africa SSA-CP proposed a new paradigm in 2003 Integrated Agricultural Research for Development IAR4D
  • 4. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium The four support pillars of the SSA-CP The four principal themes of the SSA-CP (FARA, 2004)
  • 5. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium CGIAR Reforms  Food security, Poverty, Natural resources, Undernutrition Impact by 2025  Increase yield 60%  Sustain annual growth 0.5 %  Reduce poverty 15 %
  • 6. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium R4D platforms in Action Sites
  • 7. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium •External review in 2011 shows positive results of SSA-CP in the great Lake regions
  • 8. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium What is the science potential ? Life Science Revolution – molecular biology IT revolution – crop management, precision agriculture Holistic approach – Sustainable intensification
  • 9. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium What are the growth areas?
  • 10. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 Observed On-farm Official On-farm On-station Commercial farmers Grainyield(tha-1 ) Zambia Tanzania Kenya Uganda Ethiopia Burkina Faso Niger Botswana Zimbabwe Filling the Yield Gap
  • 11. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium Old and degraded soils… Nutrient depletion in sub-Saharan Africa Stoorvogel et al., 1993).
  • 12. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium Agriculture without dogmas…
  • 13. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium Green Revolution
  • 14. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium Restore Soil Fertility in Africa  AU Fertilizer Summit recommendation: from 8 to 50 kg/ha by 2015  Land degradation surveillance: a digital soil map for Africa
  • 15. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium Restore soil fertility in Africa More resilient & productive crops for Africa Enabling environment market policies Food Security - Targets
  • 16. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium Reaching the millions? Best bet technologies Partnership and Capacity Development Scaling up, out, down? Missing links? Research Capacity buildingDelivery
  • 17. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium Challenges Technical / Scientific – Investment balance between commodity & NRM – Decaying infrastructure Partnership – Policy & institutional arrangements for scaling-up – Mainstreaming Gender Funding – Long-term investment vs. short project
  • 18. Africa Agriculture Science Week 15–20 July 2013, Accra, Ghana www.iita.orgA member of the CGIAR Consortium Thank you!