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Overview of the GISAIA Research Project: Key Research Issues and Proposed Timeline

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Slides from Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa (GISAIA) project launch held in Abuja, Nigeria on 6/17/2013

Slides from Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa (GISAIA) project launch held in Abuja, Nigeria on 6/17/2013

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  • 1. Introducing GISAIAGUIDING INVESTMENTS INSUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURALINTENSIFICATION IN AFRICAPresented by Saweda Liverpool-Tasie (Michigan State University),atThe GISAIA Nigeria launchon June 17, 2013, Yar’Adua Conference Center, Abuja, Nigeria
  • 2. GISAIA is designed to promote:1. sustainable agricultural intensification andproductivity2. collaboration between African governments andresearchers3. The building of analytical capacity Goal: to work with policy makers to identify publicinvestments/policies that promote small farmagricultural productivity growth
  • 3. Implementation approach: Focus is on high-quality, evidence-based research innovative outreach approaches Direct involvement of policy makers and otherstakeholders from the beginning, to ensurerelevance and promote national ownership Significant involvement and leadership by teamson the ground MSU to provide capacity building and researchmentorship and support
  • 4. 1. Efforts to raise the efficiency andprofitabilityof input use by farmers2. Strategies to improve the effectiveness ofinput subsidy programs3. Impact assessment of promising pilotprograms4. Supply chain studiesAreas of general focus
  • 5.  Eight countries; Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso,Ethiopia Tanzania. Malawi, Zambia, and KenyaGeographic coverage
  • 6. GISAIA: NigeriaFocus:1. Efforts to understand and raise the efficiency andprofitability of fertilizeruse by farmers- Strategies to improve the effectivenessof inputsubsidy programs2. Impact assessmentof promising pilot programsOpportunity to use a rigorous empiricalapproach to verify preliminary evidence aboutthe technology prior to scaling up todemonstrateimpact and maximize potentialbenefits.
  • 7. Time frame: 2013-2016 Stakeholder consultation: June 2013 Fertilizer use and profitability study Data collection Data Analysis Mid way validation Results preparation and policyrecommendations Outreach
  • 8. Thank you!!!