Africa RISING West Africa update on maize-based systems work in 2012

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Presented by Asamoah Larbi (IITA) at the Africa RISING West Africa Review and Planning Meeting Tamale, Ghana, 23-25 October 2012

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  • Wet season feeding is a problem. Compared farmer practices with improved health and feeding. Health deworming and deticking twice, PPR vacination, antibiotic, multivitamin and wound treatment. Supplementary feed (40%) of daily requirement
  • Africa RISING West Africa update on maize-based systems work in 2012

    1. 1. Africa RISING West Africa update on maize-based systems work in 2012 Asamoah Larbi (IITA)Africa RISING West Africa Review and PlanningMeeting, Tamale, Ghana, 23-25 October 2012 PartnersIITA, SARI, ARI, UDS, ILRI, MoFA, SeedPAG,IWMI, KNUST, WIUC, SRI
    2. 2. Africa RISING - West Africa : IITA – Led Ghana Mali Maize/rice-legume Sorghum/millet-legumeNARS NGOs AfricaRice AVRDC ILRI IWMI SARI, MoFA, Farmers, Input dealers, USAID-funded & Other projects
    3. 3. Stakeholder’s workshop -28-29 March
    4. 4. Quick-win sites
    5. 5. Community analysis – 60 communities
    6. 6. Community analysis – 60 communities
    7. 7. Key crops
    8. 8. Key crops
    9. 9. Key crops
    10. 10. Key crops
    11. 11. Key crops
    12. 12. Crop Production Constraints1. Credit- limited access2. Land preparation – inadequate equipment3. Soil fertility – low4. Seed – quality5. Water - erratic rainfall and drought6. Striga7. Pest and diseases8. Storage – facilities and technologies9. Markets – access (some communities)10. Processing – equipment and technologies
    13. 13. Animal production
    14. 14. Animal production
    15. 15. Animal production
    16. 16. Livestock - production constraints1. Veterinary services - poor2. Diseases – high prevalence3. Parasites – internal and external4. Management – in appropriate housing, feeding5. Seed – quality6. Water points - inadequate7. Theft8. Breeds – improved…??9. Feeding – dry season (wet season??)10. Markets – access (some communities)11. Processing – equipment and technologies
    17. 17. Community Action Plans1. Crop production – on-station and on-farm • Varietal trials • Soil fertility management • Cropping dates/spraying regimes • Striga management • Community-based seed production2. Livestock – poultry, sheep/goats • Disease and pest management • Feeding management3. Capacity building • Farmers • Research and extension staff
    18. 18. Outputs: 2012 Work-plans Outcome 1 Outcome 2 Improved Crop- Improved Nutrient Feed Livestock Cycling production Production Output 5: Partnerships and Capacity Building Outcome 3 Outcome 4 Improved Water Improved Nutrition Management of Women and Children
    19. 19. Crop production - implemented work1. Technology generation – on-station2. On-farm demonstrations3. Community seed production4. Integrated soil and water management5. Capacity building – researchers and farmers
    20. 20. Sobean - inoculation & P fertilizer
    21. 21. On-farm demonstrations – improved varieties
    22. 22. On-farm Demonstration – Maize
    23. 23. On-farm demonstrations - legumes
    24. 24. On-farm Demonstrations – Binaba
    25. 25. On-farm demonstration: Extra-early maize
    26. 26. On-farm demonstration – field day
    27. 27. Community seed production
    28. 28. Soil & water: implemented work1. Scale out and up proven small-scale irrigation technologies.2. Estimate water productivity3. Build capacity of partners
    29. 29. Soil and water conservation - training
    30. 30. Livestock: implemented work1. Workshop – constraints and opportunities2. Strengthened livestock value chains3. Tested feed & health options to increase output4. Disseminated improved milk processing options5. Short-course on crop-livestock production
    31. 31. Guinea fowl – intensive production
    32. 32. Pito mash: Cheaper guinea fowl feed
    33. 33. Better feeding and health: reduces sheep/goat mortality T1: Farmers’ feeding practice (F) T2: F + Improved health care (H) T4: H + Supplementation
    34. 34. Improving nutrition- implemented work1. Review on nutritional status2. Review of food safety issues.3. Study existing processors & their needs assessment4. Educate and train households on processing and use of cereals and legumes.
    35. 35. Milk processing: education
    36. 36. Milk processing training
    37. 37. Nutritional education - food groups
    38. 38. Improving nutrition – soybean uses
    39. 39. Capacity Building – Research StaffShort-course/Training Lead InstituteIntegrated crop-livestock production ILRIExperimental design and data analysis WIUCHousehold cereal and legume processing UDS/MOFA/MOHFood safety – marketers, processors UDS/MOFA/MOHIrrigation techniques IWMICrop production – extension agents SARI
    40. 40. Capacity Building – Researchers

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