Africa RISING 2014 plans Ghana

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Presented by Asamoah Larbi (IITA) at the Africa RISING West Africa Review and Planning Meeting, Bamako, Mali, 3-4 February 2014

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  • An interactive stepwise process that involves mainly three actors – researchers, extension and farmer in the conduct of four basic phases
  • Cereal-legume intercropping: Groundnut, early and late millet sorghum and vegetables
  • - Coordination whole period: training, template dev and field work; pushed- Future, important to partner with capable survey firms, but even then, close supervision crucialCAPI saved time, reuseAsk to add
  • - Coordination whole period: training, template dev and field work; pushed- Future, important to partner with capable survey firms, but even then, close supervision crucialCAPI saved time, reuseAsk to add
  • Africa RISING 2014 plans Ghana

    1. 1. Africa RISING 2014 Plans Ghana Asamoah Larbi (IITA) Africa RISING West Africa Review and Planning Meeting, Bamako, Mali, 3-4 February 2014
    2. 2. Africa RISING-Ghana: 2013 Work plan Situation analysis (Research output 1) 1Community mobilization and innovation platforms 2Farming systems analysis 3Inventory of innovations Leader IITA WUR IITA Integrated systems management (Research output 2) 4Improving cereal-legume systems 5Land management strategies 6Agricultural water management 7Improving cattle, sheep and goat production 8Intensifying rural pig and poultry production 9Improving farm household nutrition IITA CIAT IWMI ILRI KNUST GHS, FRI Scaling and delivery (Research output 3) 10Comparison of delivery approaches MoFA, UDS
    3. 3. Looking ahead………..???????  Technology development versus socio-economics..????  Focus on farming systems research  Integration of activities  Small-scale mechanization and post-harvest losses….???  Value addition…???
    4. 4. Proposed work-package title -2014 No Work-package Title Leader 1 Establishment of research-for-development platform IITA 2 Farming systems analysis WUR 3 Improving crops and cropping systems IITA 3.1 Aflatoxin IITA 3.2 Vegetable production AVRDC 3.3 Agricultural land water management IWMI 4 Improving grazing lands and livestock IITA/ILRI 5 Mechanization of production, processing and reduction of post-harvest losses IITA/??? 6 Improving household nutrition GHS 7 Linking farmers to markets IITA??? 8 Comparison of scaling out approaches IITA??
    5. 5. Approach: Farming Systems Research Characterization Designing Testing/Adapting Diffusion Extension Agent Researcher
    6. 6. Cropping systems - cereals
    7. 7. Cropping systems – sorghum and millet
    8. 8. Cropping systems – cereals-legume
    9. 9. Cropping systems – legumes
    10. 10. Cropping systems – vegetables
    11. 11. WP: 3: Improving crops and cropping systems Output 1. Improved food/feed crops Activities Review and report past IITA research on food-feed crops Identify and promotion dual-purpose/food feed crops 2.Best-bet crop varieties and agronomic practices Evaluate combinations of crop and agronomic practices Establish partnerships to produce seed for on-farm Assess vegetable seed systems Test intensified vegetable mono cropping systems Test cereal-vegetable intercropping systems 3. Better integrated crop-livestock systems Develop and test crop and livestock production strategies 4. Strengthened capacity of partners Organize a workshop on crop-livestock integration Organize a short course on experimental design Organize a short course on business management Organize training on vegetable production/post-harvest Arrange inter and intra-regional visits 5. Increased public awareness Publish project reports and brochures Publish journal paper 6. Impact of interventions assessed Assess adoption rate Assess economic and environmental impact
    12. 12. WP: 3b: Biological control of aflatoxin Output 1. Biological strains identified and selected to control aflatoxin in maize and groundnuts Activities Biological strains selection in lab and field testing 2. Public awareness of aflatoxin Training of farmers and extension staff 3. Field trial and pre-registration as bio-pesticide Test field efficacy of bio-control strains 4. Strengthened capacity of partners Enhance infra-structural capacity to conduct research Arrange inter and intra-regional visits 5. Increased public awareness Publish project reports and brochures Publish journal paper 6. Impact of interventions assessed Assess adoption rate Assess economic and environmental impact
    13. 13. WP: 3d: Evolving smallholder farm systems and farm enterprises Output Activities Business plan Management action sequences Business planning Instrumented sites Procurement of instruments Protoype implemented Design and construction
    14. 14. Livestock – small ruminants
    15. 15. Livestock – rural poultry and pigs
    16. 16. WP 4 : Improving grazing lands and livestock Output Activity 1. Grazing land and livestock committee formed Organize community consultations 2. Community action to improve grazing land Access and monitor grazing land condition Characterize and conserve rangeland biodiversity Community action to test improved options 3. Community action to improve ruminants Test management options to improve sheep and goats Improve processing, marketing and use of crop residues 4. Improved poultry production (15%) Test options to improve rural poultry production 5. Improved pig production (15%) Test options to improve rural pig production 6. Build capacity for livestock production Organize training in sheep/goat, poultry and pig production Train community health workers Train graduate students 7. Increased public awareness on livestock Prepare leaflets for farmers and extension workers Write annual reports and conference papers Write journal papers
    17. 17. Nutritional status of children (0-60 months of age) Percentage (%) Malnourished Nourished 100 80 60 40 20 0 Chayoli Tibali Zanko Goli Intervention community Bonia Sambulgu
    18. 18. WP: 3d: Linking agriculture to nutrition Output Activities Integrated agriculture-nutrition-health identification Expert workshop to agree on integrated activities Identify and geo-reference households Capacity of women and women’s Train the trainers in health and nutrition workers Nutritional status of farm-families improved Publish results of nutrition survey Comparison of approaches for linking agriculture to nutrition
    19. 19. Africa RISING – Ghana: National partners ARI CBOs CRI FRI GLDB INSTI KNUST MOFA MOH SARI SEEDPAG SRI UDS UG Animal Research Institute Community-based Organizations Crops Research Institute Food Research Institute Grains and Legumes Development Board Institute for Scientific and Technological Information Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ministry of Food and Agriculture Ministry of Health Savanna Agricultural Research Institute Seed Producers Association of Ghana Soil Research Institute University for Development Studies University of Ghana
    20. 20. Africa RISING – Ghana: International partners AVRDC The World Vegetable Center CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture ILRI International Livestock Research Institute IWMI International Water Management Institute

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