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Day 1_Session 3_TRIPS_WASDS_CIAT


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Day 1_Session 3_TRIPS_WASDS_CIAT - This presentation sets out planned CIAT research activities in the West African Sahel and Dry Savannas target region.

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Day 1_Session 3_TRIPS_WASDS_CIAT

  1. 1. Summary report and planned activities for 2013 and Beyond Dryland Systems (CRP1.1) Fred Kizito (CIAT)
  2. 2. Adapted after: Carberry et al., 2011 Frontier trajectories
  3. 3. Planned activities  Work Package 1: Landscape and soil health assessment through farm-plot characterization o Biophysical assessments in target sites o Mapping and classification  Work Package 2: Characterization of representative household typologies o Detailed socio-economic survey o Classify farm/household typologies: technology suitability o An essential step during up- and out-scaling of technologies  Work Package 3: Catalogue, characterize and evaluate existing technologies/interventions o Identification of the existing technologies and characterizing their history and evaluating their status can provide information for the reasons why some technologies have not been adopted or dis-adopted
  4. 4. Planned activities  Work Package 4: Conduct agronomic survey of selected, representative farmers’ fields o Provides production estimates under given conditions o Estimates the effect of improved management on reducing yield gap between farmer observed and attainable/potential yield o Design, test and demonstrate best-fit production options: socially acceptable, economically feasible to address soil, water and crop management constraints.  Work Package 5: Conduct ex-ante analysis to evaluate the potential impacts of interventions (includes Cost-Benefit analysis) o Entails tradeoffs assessments for ESS, biodiversity and productivity o Provides broader idea of scenarios under different locations o Defines 'constraining envelopes' and ‘bounding situations/enabling environments’  Work Package 6: Perform agronomic and ‘technology’ response trials o Supplemental field trials to test the performances o Classify areas into different ‘potential and constraint envelopes’
  5. 5. Next Steps  CIAT will focus implementing its activities in the 3 action areas:  Depending on collaborations with other CGs and CRPs, possibility to expand our activities to the Western Africa Sahel and Dryland Savanna Is there a possibility to exploit other areas?  South and Eastern Africa: the Chinyanja triangle  Senegal peanut basin: Semi-arid landscapes  One two ‘satellite sites’ in Ethiopia or Tanzania Contribute to various SRTs: SRT3: Sustainable intensification SRT4: Out-scaling and tradeoff analysis SRT2: Reducing vulnerability and managing risk SRT1: Innovation systems
  6. 6. The Chinyanja triangle Key issues: Soil erosion, nutrient mining and deforestation