ILRI progress report on N2Africa bridging year in Ethiopia (2013)

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Presented by Endalkachew Wolde-meskel (ILRI) at the N2Africa Ethiopia Launch Workshop, Addis Ababa, 27-28 February 2014


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ILRI progress report on N2Africa bridging year in Ethiopia (2013)

  1. 1. በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሰቲ የም ጋር በመተ HAWASSA UN DIRECTOR ILRI progress report on N2Africa bridging year in Ethiopia (2013) Putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers in Africa Endalkachew Wolde-meskel, ILRI N2Africa Ethiopia Launch Workshop, ILRI 27-28 February 2014
  2. 2. Bridging phase (June 2013– Feb 2014.) • Establish Partnership, Formalize (MoU) and implement N2Africa activities • Assembling inputs • Training on Inoculant technology ( Researchers, Technicians and Development agents) • Research agreement (MoU) • Establish baby and mother trials (Demo plots, variety and input trials) • Conduct farmers field days • Carry out baseline survey –Test • Capacity building • Legume residue vs feed value Putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers in Africa
  3. 3. Implementing Regions and Partners Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa MoA ATA Menagesha Plc NSTC
  4. 4. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa Research agreement (MoU)
  5. 5. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa Assembling Inputs- Seed/inoculant Chickpea, Common bean, Faba bean, Soybean
  6. 6. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa Training on Inoculant Technology Magnifiedx 20,000 x100
  7. 7. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa - Trainingwokshops - for project involved researchers, technicians& DAs from partner institutions(200 participants MoA) oIn 3 different clusters Demonstrationof seed inoculationfor techniciansand field workers – (but aspects of rhizobiology and legume agronomy) Training……
  8. 8. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa Inoculated on farm common bean, Boricha, SNNPRS,Ethiopia
  9. 9. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa 1 3 4 2 1 - 5 Woredas (Local Admin. unit) K1 (district) K 2 K3 - 10 W; 30 Kebele; 170 plots F 1 F 2 F 3 F 4 F 5 F 1 F 2 F 3 F 4 F 5 Inp ut F 1 F 2 F 3 F 4 F 5 Va r.FTC FTC Target Woredas Amhara Bichena Jama YilmanaDensa Oromia Bako-Tibe Gubu-Seyo Sianana/Goba Shalla Adea/Chefe SNNRS Boricha Damot Gale B-Gumuz Mandura
  10. 10. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa Layout-Dissemination/demo, V & I trials Established 150 such plots in target woredas all over the regions FTC, Baby trial plot, at Dambi Dima, Bako tibe woreda R+ P+, Nasir R- P- Anger R+ P+, Anger R- P- Nasir
  11. 11. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa Layout- Variety & Input trials- replicated +P+I +P-I -P+I -P-I Rep. I Input +P+I FTC, varietytrial plot,at Dambi Dimakebele,Bako tibe woreda,Note Dinkineshfrontsecondleftrow FTC, Input trial plot, at Dambi Dima kebele, Bako tibe woreda + P+I+P-I - P+I - P-I
  12. 12. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa Farmer’ s Field Days በሀዋ ሳ ዩኒቨርሰቲ የ ም ርም ርና ልማ ት ዳይሬክቶሬት ከN 2 Africa ፕሮጀክት ጋር በመተባበር ያ ዘጋጀ የ አርሶ አደ ሮች የ መስክ በዓል 23 ጥቅምት 2006 ዓ.ም. HAWASSA UNIVERSITY – RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE in collaboration with N2 Africa project Farmers’ field day Boricha፣ yirba 02 November, 2013 Farmers field day -SNNPRS -Oromia -Pawe -Amhara
  13. 13. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa Capacity building Capacity Building (investmentfor phase II) and training of researchers Includes MoA staff via ATA
  14. 14. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa Knowledge sharing and partnership with private inoculant company & GOs (supplying elite stains for inoculant production, Podcaster 21) Knowledge sharing /partnership/ supplying elite strians
  15. 15. Putting nitrogenfixationto workfor smallholder farmers in Africa Impact of inputs on legume residues feedvalue for livestock-a PhD student from Queensland University in Australia access to all N2 Africa plots for samples Feed value of legumes residue for livestock

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