Research protocol development on Enset
Kindu Mekonnen, ILRI
Meeting to Develop a Research Protocol on Enset,
ILRI, Addis A...
 Project life span is 2012-2016
 Funded by USAID feed the future initiative
 Focus area- Sustainable intensification (f...
Objectives of the meeting:
 Briefly review research experiences on
enset
 Identify research gaps and opportunities
 Dra...
Why enset is a research agenda for AR project?
 It is high value crop in one of its research sites
(Lemo-Hadiya)
 The PC...
Africa RISING research thematic areas
 Feed and Forage Development
 Field Crop Varietal Selection and Management
 Integ...
Template for Africa RISING research protocol
preparation
 Title
 Theme
 Activities Addressed
 Justification
 Research...
Project partners Ethiopia
Local partners Ethiopia
 Academic institutions:
 Wachemo, Mekelle, Madawolabu, Debre Berhan and Hawassa universities; Ma...
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    1. 1. Research protocol development on Enset Kindu Mekonnen, ILRI Meeting to Develop a Research Protocol on Enset, ILRI, Addis Ababa, 23 May 2014 Africa RISING = Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation
    2. 2.  Project life span is 2012-2016  Funded by USAID feed the future initiative  Focus area- Sustainable intensification (food security, income diversification, nutrition etc)  Operates in 4 regions- 8 research kebeles  Employed 4 site coordinators  Partner with 9 CG centers, 4 local Univ, 4 regional Res Inst, 4 Woreda ext offices and farmers  Established 4 woreda level and 8 kebele level Innovation Platforms  Currently has 30± 2 action and exploration oriented research protocols/proposals Brief update on Africa RISING project
    3. 3. Objectives of the meeting:  Briefly review research experiences on enset  Identify research gaps and opportunities  Draft system oriented research protocol together with Africa RISING local and CG core partners
    4. 4. Why enset is a research agenda for AR project?  It is high value crop in one of its research sites (Lemo-Hadiya)  The PCA and other AR diagnostic studies identified- pests and diseases, and labour intensive enset processing practices as priority constraints  Low productivity of enset has become a concern of AR partners in the south  The attractiveness and potential of the crop for system oriented and integrated research work
    5. 5. Africa RISING research thematic areas  Feed and Forage Development  Field Crop Varietal Selection and Management  Integration of High Value Products into Mixed Farming Systems  Improved Land and Water Management for Sustainability  Improving the Efficiency of Mixed Farming Systems through more Effective Crop - Livestock Integration  Cross Cutting Problems and Opportunities  Knowledge Management, Exchange and Capacity
    6. 6. Template for Africa RISING research protocol preparation  Title  Theme  Activities Addressed  Justification  Research methods  Deliverables  Research outcomes  Partners and indicative budget
    7. 7. Project partners Ethiopia
    8. 8. Local partners Ethiopia  Academic institutions:  Wachemo, Mekelle, Madawolabu, Debre Berhan and Hawassa universities; Maichew Agricultural College  Regional research organizations:  Amhara Regional Agricultrural Research Institute, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute  Federal research organizations:  Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research, Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute  Offices of Agriculture:  Endamekoni (Tigray), Basona Worena (Amhara), Lemo (SNNRP) and Sinana (Oromia)  Agricultural Transformation Agency
    9. 9. Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation africa-rising.net Thank You

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