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Session 1 an overview and progress with project implementation

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An update on project implementation, progress, lessons learned, gaps and challenges, and exchange ideas and possible solutions

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Session 1 an overview and progress with project implementation

  1. 1. An overview and progress with project implementation www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org
  2. 2. ACAI – 6 use cases www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org Best Fertilizer Blends (FB) Site-specific Fertilizer Recommendations (FR) Optimal Intercropping Practices (IC) Best Planting Practices (PP) Scheduled Planting (SP) High Starch Content (HS)
  3. 3. ACAI – 6 work streams (WS) www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org WS1: Research on cassava growth dynamics, nutrient and water requirements, and responsiveness to inputs WS2: Development of a geo-spatial cassava agronomy information base WS3: Production and validation of demand-driven decision support tools for cassava agronomy WS4: Facilitation of the use of decision support tools to primary and other development initiatives WS5: Capacity development of national institutions to engage in transformative cassava agronomy R4D WS6: Project governance, management, coordination, and M&E
  4. 4. WS1 – Agronomy research www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Literature review OP2: Fertilizer response curves OP3: Nutrient norms OP4: Growth models OP5: QUEFTS OP6: Agronomy and starch
  5. 5. WS1 – Agronomy research www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Literature review OP2: Fertilizer response curves OP3: Nutrient norms OP4: Growth models OP5: QUEFTS OP6: Agronomy and starch
  6. 6. WS1 – Agronomy research www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Literature review OP2: Fertilizer response curves OP3: Nutrient norms OP4: Growth models OP5: QUEFTS OP6: Agronomy and starch 939 field trial locations 1486 trials 736 362 219 169 9278 yield assessments
  7. 7. WS1 – Agronomy research www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Literature review OP2: Fertilizer response curves OP3: Nutrient norms OP4: Growth models OP5: QUEFTS OP6: Agronomy and starch 20,759 leaf samples collected
  8. 8. WS1 – Agronomy research www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Literature review OP2: Fertilizer response curves OP3: Nutrient norms OP4: Growth models OP5: QUEFTS OP6: Agronomy and starch LINTUL
  9. 9. WS1 – Agronomy research www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Literature review OP2: Fertilizer response curves OP3: Nutrient norms OP4: Growth models OP5: QUEFTS OP6: Agronomy and starch
  10. 10. WS1 – Agronomy research www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Literature review OP2: Fertilizer response curves OP3: Nutrient norms OP4: Growth models OP5: QUEFTS OP6: Agronomy and starch 1624 starch measurements
  11. 11. WS2 – Geospatial information base www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Sampling frames OP2: GIS layers OP3: Yield gap maps / baseline OP4: Recommendation domains OP5: Database infrastructure
  12. 12. WS2 – Geospatial information base www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Sampling frames OP2: GIS layers OP3: Yield gap maps / baseline OP4: Recommendation domains OP5: Database infrastructure Rigid, GIS-assisted sampling frame SOP, maximizing representativeness
  13. 13. WS2 – Geospatial information base www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Sampling frames OP2: GIS layers OP3: Yield gap maps / baseline OP4: Recommendation domains OP5: Database infrastructure Crop mask + current & attainable yield and crop calendars based on crop models
  14. 14. WS2 – Geospatial information base www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Sampling frames OP2: GIS layers OP3: Yield gap maps / baseline OP4: Recommendation domains OP5: Database infrastructure NG TZ ‘Treated’ HHs 1260 800 Control HHs 550 440 Baseline ongoing
  15. 15. WS2 – Geospatial information base www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Sampling frames OP2: GIS layers OP3: Yield gap maps / baseline OP4: Recommendation domains OP5: Database infrastructure Rapid yield assessment SOP 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 02468 Predicted (fit to all data) Root.mass..kg. Small symbols show cross-validation p Fold 1 Fold 2 Fold 3 Fold 4 Fold 5 Fold 1 Fold 2 Fold 3 Fold 4 Fold 5 Fold 1 Fold 2 Fold 3 Fold 4 Fold 5 Fold 1 Fold 2 Fold 3 Fold 4 Fold 5 Fold 1 Fold 2 Fold 3 Fold 4 Fold 5 Yield measurements for ground-truthing
  16. 16. WS2 – Geospatial information base www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Sampling frames OP2: GIS layers OP3: Yield gap maps / baseline OP4: Recommendation domains OP5: Database infrastructure Price data collection over phone
  17. 17. WS2 – Geospatial information base www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Sampling frames OP2: GIS layers OP3: Yield gap maps / baseline OP4: Recommendation domains OP5: Database infrastructure
  18. 18. WS2 – Geospatial information base www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Sampling frames OP2: GIS layers OP3: Yield gap maps / baseline OP4: Recommendation domains OP5: Database infrastructure SharePoint ODK / ONA / ENKETO / R / R-Shiny
  19. 19. WS2 – Geospatial information base www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Sampling frames OP2: GIS layers OP3: Yield gap maps / baseline OP4: Recommendation domains OP5: Database infrastructure
  20. 20. WS3 – DST development www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Use cases identified OP2: Fertilizer blending application OP3: Site-specific fertilizer app OP4: Best planting practices app OP5: Intercropping app OP6: Scheduled planting app OP7: High starch app OP8: Apps for tier 2 countries
  21. 21. WS3 – DST development www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Use cases identified OP2: Fertilizer blending application OP3: Site-specific fertilizer app OP4: Best planting practices app OP5: Intercropping app OP6: Scheduled planting app OP7: High starch app OP8: Apps for tier 2 countries V1 developed for each use case
  22. 22. WS3 – DST development www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Use cases identified OP2: Fertilizer blending application OP3: Site-specific fertilizer app OP4: Best planting practices app OP5: Intercropping app OP6: Scheduled planting app OP7: High starch app OP8: Apps for tier 2 countries V1: research tools for validation In different formats
  23. 23. WS4 – Facilitating use of DSTs www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Grassroot events OP2: Training videos OP3: Capacity development of EAs OP4: Awareness campaigns OP5: Cassava clusters
  24. 24. WS4 – Facilitating use of DSTs www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Grassroot events OP2: Training videos OP3: Capacity development of EAs OP4: Awareness campaigns OP5: Cassava clusters Year 3 activity – opportunity for validation
  25. 25. WS5 – Capacity building www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Agronomy research capacity OP2: Database management OP3: GIS / geospatial analyses OP4: Project management OP5: Soil and plant analyses
  26. 26. WS5 – Capacity building www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Agronomy research capacity OP2: Database management OP3: GIS / geospatial analyses OP4: Project management OP5: Soil and plant analyses
  27. 27. WS6 – Project management www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Project staff OP2: reporting framework OP3: ME&L framework OP4: Planning meetings OP5: Communication
  28. 28. WS6 – Project management www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Project staff OP2: reporting framework OP3: ME&L framework OP4: Planning meetings OP5: Communication Tracking project progress against milestones Reporting tools directly feeding data matrix
  29. 29. WS6 – Project management www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org OP1: Project staff OP2: reporting framework OP3: ME&L framework OP4: Planning meetings OP5: Communication www.acai-project.org
  30. 30. Thank you ! Questions? www.iita.org | www.cgiar.org | www.acai-project.org

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