Overview of the Kiboga-Kyankwanzi platform in the Lake Victoria Crescent, Uganda

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Poster prepared by P. Muchunguzi , R. Bakadde, M. Tenywa, A. Sole, P. Van Asten, J. Wandera, R. Kamugisha, B. Ekesa, A. Birungi, I. Mugisa, R. Gaseka, P. Lusembo, C. Muyanja and D. Pezo for the Capacity Development Workshop of the CGIAR Research Program on Humidtropics, Nairobi, 29 April–2 May 2014



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Overview of the Kiboga-Kyankwanzi platform in the Lake Victoria Crescent, Uganda

  1. 1. Overview of the Kiboga-Kyankwanzi platform in the Lake Victoria Crescent Uganda P. Muchunguzi , R. Bakadde, M. Tenywa, A. Sole, P. Van Asten, J. Wandera, R. Kamugisha, B. Ekesa, A. Birungi, I. Mugisa, R. Gaseka, P. Lusembo, C. Muyanja, D. Pezo Context and background  Kiboga-Kyankwanzi platform was first one in Uganda Lake Victoria Crescent action site.  Area is both crop and livestock dominated. Entry points selected were: Maize soybean rotation within banana-agroforestry systems for human consumption, animal feed and manure-crop dominated zone and Improved productivity and profitability Milk/dairy cows- livestock dominated area. Opportunities and constraints Opportunities:  The interactions between different stakeholders encouraging  Introduction of soybean: soil improvement, human and animal nutrition, income generation and cropping diversification  Added value from planning and working and thus learning together. Constraints:  Limited involvement of the private sector  Limited knowledge and market access for soybean  Group/self interests at different levels and business as usual  Lack of sustainability and independence Pictures Conclusions and ways forward  An exciting as well as challenging process with some actors already reaping from the interactions at the platform, ‘…Life project is working much better ever since we started platform meetings’, Annet, World Vision. How do we track/quantify such changes?  Need for regular guided meetings to define the agenda right from the start and strengthen participatory monitoring and mutual learning.  Need for capacity building on Systems as well as Humidtropics approach.  The process is as exciting as it is challenging Progress  Inception meeting-22nd August 2013 after a series of consultation meetings with key local stakeholders  Platform initiated on 6th February 2014  Monthly platform meetings  Stakeholder analysis, 38 farmer participatory trials initiated  Post harvest and marketing strategies being discussed  ICRAF- promoting agroforestry trees on the same farms, ILRI with livestock, Bioversity with bananas and AVRDC with vegetables being in the pipeline. Facilitation and learning  Need for more inclusive facilitation process  Lack of process documentation materials although minutes are being recorded using pen and paper  Lack of consistency in stakeholders to steer research for development agenda (different member categories more active at one stage than others) Perez Muchunguzi p.muchunguzi@cgiar.org ● Kampala, Uganda. Prepared for a capacity development workshop of the CGIAR Research Program on Humidtropics, Nairobi, 29 April – 2 May 2014 http://humidtropics.cgiar.org/ This document is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution –Non commercial- Share Alike 3.0 Unported License Japril 2014 April- May 2014 Characteristics  Key stakeholders: Private sector, Local government, Research, Civil society organizations, Farmer organizations; Female representation and participation emphasized  Covers two districts  Activities are led by a committee chaired by a representative from private sector  Meeting space provided by Kiboga local government  Meals provided by World Vision  HumidTropics takes care of the communication and stationery. Stakeholders attending the initiation workshop of Humidtropics program in Uganda in August, 2013. Kiboga inception meeting in August 2013 Farmers planting Maize- Soybean demonstration trials

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