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  • 1. Highlights from ICRAF - Eastern Africa 53 rd World Agroforestry Board Meeting 3 – 8 April 2011 04/11/11 Jeremias G. Mowo
  • 2. ORGANOGRAM FOR ICRAF - EASTERN AFRICA 04/11/11
  • 3. 04/11/11 GRP x CRP x EA Linkages Evergreen Agriculture Drylands agroforestry Conservation Agric with Trees EA Diary / Fodder species Trees and water management Rainwater harvesting Landcare Institutions / governance Bioenergy Mitigation/adaptation to Climate Change INRM / AHI 1.1 DRYLANDS SLM 2.0 MARKETS, POLICIES & INSTITUTIONS 4.0 HEALTH & NUTRITION 7: CLIMATE CHANGE 6: TREES & FORESTS 1.2 HUMID LANDS EASTERN AFRICA (EA) Projects GLOBAL RESEARCH PROJECTS (GRPs) CONSORTIUM RESEARCH PROJECTS (CRPs) GRP 1: Tree domestication GRP 2: On farm intensification GRP 3: Markets GRP 4: Land health GRP 5: Climate change GRP 6: Policy/governance
  • 4. EA Staff strength 04/11/11 Qualification Numbers PhD 9 (Including 3 students) MSc 13 (Including 3 students) BSc 11 Diploma 6 Other 4
  • 5. Notable events
    • Tanzania relocated from southern Africa to eastern Africa
    • Reduced activities in Meru site in Kenya
      • Negotiation to hand over site to host institution – MOA – (Kaguru Agricultural Farmers Training Centre)
    • 9 New projects awarded
    04/11/11
  • 6. FINANCIAL OUTLOOK 2010 -2011
    • Encouraging trend in the last 2 years.
    • Total actual book value of grants under EA is $6,850,854.46. ($212,213 is from grants with spend date over but still available for use.)
    • Secured more funding: 9 projects some running up to 2014 were awarded to EA. Funding Level  @ USD 5,543,000
    04/11/11
  • 7. DONOR COMPLIANCE-EA
    • Improved donor reporting compliance since November 2009 to March 2011
    DONOR COMPLIANCE Source: GMIS-ICRAF 04/11/11
  • 8. New projects 04/11/11 No Project title No of participating countries Funding level 1 Conservation Agriculture with Trees: Scaling-up the Science and Practice of Conservation Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa – CAWT (2011) 2 (EA), 1 (S. Africa) 1 (WCA) USD 700K 2 Water Harvesting Technologies Revisited: Potentials for Innovations, Improvements and Upscaling in Sub-Saharan Africa – WHaTer – (2011-2013) 5 (EA), 15 Africa € 2.5 m (ICRAF € 354,336)
  • 9. New projects 04/11/11 No Project title No of participating countries Funding level 3 Enabling rural transformation and grassroots institutional building for sustainable land management and increased incomes and food security (2010 – 2013) 3 USD 1.5m 4 Maximizing rural communities’ livelihood options through engagement between non-state actors, government and the private sector in Burundi (2010) 1 USD 50K
  • 10. New projects 04/11/11 No Project title No of participating countries Funding level 5 Towards an Evergreen Agriculture in Africa: Scaling-up conservation agriculture with trees for improved livelihoods and environmental resilience in Eastern and Southern Africa (2010 – 2013) 3 (EA), 1 (S. Africa) € 2m 6 Support to the African Landcare Network (Capacity & Research) (2010 – 2014) 4 (EA) USD 100k / yr for 5 years 7 Landcare Master Class (Support to Eastern Africa and South East Asia) (2011) 4 countries in EA USD 50k 8 Enhancing total farm productivity in smallholder conservation agriculture based systems in eastern Africa (CYMMT, ICRAF) 2 countries € (ICRAF € 145,000)
  • 11. New projects 04/11/11 No Project title No of participating countries Funding level (USD) 8 Water, Sanitation & Health (WASH) (2011 – 2015) 15 (world), 4 (EA) € 56m (ICRAF €1.72) 9 Uptake of Climate related Research Results through Knowledge Platforms with African Collaboration Partners (2011 – 2013) 8 (1 EA) € 999,885 ICRAF € 61,258
  • 12. New Initiatives & high probability projects in Pipeline
    • Drylands Agroforestry Initiative (Stakeholders Workshop conducted in March 2011 at ICRAF)
      • Way forward charted
    04/11/11
  • 13. Some of the projects in pipeline
      • Integrated Crop Management (including fertilizer trees) – Learning study (7 months) - USD 489,000
    • Mitigating impact of climate change in agriculture (MICCA) (EA - Tanzania, Kenya, GRP 4 & 5) – USD
    • Sustainable Land Management – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    04/11/11
  • 14. Outputs 1. East Africa Diary Development Project 04/11/11 Kenya, Uganda & Rwanda Farmer trainers Demonstration plots Farmers using High value feeds 1,781 1,614 127,412
  • 15. Outputs 2. Sustainable land management - Rwanda 04/11/11
  • 16. Outputs 04/11/11 3. Landcare East Africa 4. Trees and Water Management
  • 17. Important new partnerships forged or revived
    • World Vision – Tanzania
    • Meru University – Kenya
    • Concern Worldwide - Ireland
    04/11/11
  • 18. 2010 - 2011 Key publications 04/11/11 1 Mukuralinda, A., Tenywa, J.S., Verchot, L., Obua, J., Nabahungu, N.L. and Chia, J. N. 2010. Phosphorus uptake and maize response to organic and inorganic fertilizer inputs in Rubona, Southern Province of Rwanda Agroforestry Systems DOI: 10.1007/s10457-010-9324-9 2 Mowo, J., Opondo, C., Nyaki, A. and Admasu, Z. (2010) Addressing the Research – Development Disconnect: Lessons from East and Central African Highlands. Development in Practice, 20 (8): 1000 – 12 3 Mowo, J.G., Janssen, B.H., Oenema, O. and Mrema, J.P. (2010) Influence of spatial soil variability on phosphate rock effectiveness and crop yield. Accepted for publication in the East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 4 Garrity, D.P., Akinnifesi, F.K., Ajayi, O.C., Sileshi G.W., Mowo, J.G., Kalinganire, A., Larwanou, M. and Bayala, J. (2010) Evergreen agriculture: a robust approach to sustainable food security in Africa. Food Security. DOI 10.1007/s12571-010-0070-7 5 Mowo, J.G., German, L.A., Kingamkono M.N. and Masuki, K.F. (2010) Tracking the Spillover of Introduced Technologies: The Case of Improved Banana Germplasm in North-eastern Tanzania. Acta Horticulturae, 879, Vol. 2; 695 - 704 6 Masuki, K.F.G., Mowo, J.G., Mbaga, T.E., Tanui, J.K., Wickama, J.M. and Lyamchai, C.J. (2010) Using Strategic ‘Entry Points’ and ‘Linked Technologies’ for Enhanced Uptake of Improved Banana Germplasm in the Humid Highlands of East Africa. Acta Horticulturae 879, Vol. 2 797 - 804
  • 19. THANKS 04/11/11