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Africa RISING overview 
and update 
Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon 
Africa RISING Coordinator East and Southern Africa 
Africa R...
Mandate: 
“Through action research and development 
partnerships, Africa RISING will create 
opportunities for smallholder...
Sustainable agricultural intensification: 
(Montpellier Panel Report, 2013) 
• Producing in a durable way more units of ou...
Sustainable agricultural intensification: 
• Conserve or enhance natural resources for improved 
environmental services an...
Components of sustainable agricultural 
intensification: 
• Genetic: improved varieties and breeds 
• Ecological: better u...
The wider USAID context: 
• In line with USAID country missions’ priorities 
• Implemented in FtF target areas 
• Research...
What we do: Integrated farming systems research 
Ken Giller, WUR
Where do we stand? 
Guiding principle identified in 2012: stepwise 
approach to sustainable intensification which 
require...
Our trajectory: (TZ, MAL) 
• 2012: quick wins 
• 2012/13: (i) situation analysis (baseline, agronomic, 
livestock, vegetab...
• 2013/2014: increased number of research sites 
(i) situation analysis (baseline surveys, farming systems & 
value chain ...
Africa RISING Years 1-3 
• Site selection 
• Situation analysis 
• Partnership building 
• Design of research 
• Implement...
2014-2016: 
greater integration of technologies 
further refining 
assessment of their potential impact on the natural ...
Conceptual progress towards sustainable intensification 
Cross-cutting studies (impact, markets, nutrition, gender, policy...
2014-2016: 
greater integration of technologies 
further refining 
assessment of their potential impact on the natural ...
Africa RISING Years 3-5 
• Implementation with higher integration 
• Research refinement & expansion (e.g., 
IPM, socio-ec...
Update on changes and highlights since September 
2013: 
• collaboration with SIMLEZA Project in Eastern Province of 
Zamb...
2013/2014 Fund allocation 
Institution/Country Funds ($) 
MSU 725,000 
ICRISAT 648,000 
CIMMYT 198,000 
CIAT 189,000 
SELI...
Field visits: 
• September 2013: USAID delegation in Zambia 
• January 2014: Chief Scientist and Coordinator in Malawi 
an...
Capacity building: 
21 students for BA, MSc or PhD attached to the 
project 
16 from Africa, 6 female, 4 from iAGRI
Student Sex Country 
of 
Origin 
Country of 
Research 
Africa RISING 
Supervisor 
University Degree Period 
Semeni Ngozi (...
Student Sex Country 
of 
Origin 
Country of 
Research 
Africa RISING 
Supervisor 
University Degree Period 
Michelle Hocke...
Thank You 
Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation 
africa-rising.net 
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Africa RISING overview and update

  1. 1. Africa RISING overview and update Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon Africa RISING Coordinator East and Southern Africa Africa RISING ESA Review and Planning Meeting, Arusha, Tanzania, 9-11 September 2014
  2. 2. Mandate: “Through action research and development partnerships, Africa RISING will create opportunities for smallholder farm households to move out of hunger and poverty through sustainably intensified farming systems that improve food, nutrition, and income security, particularly for women and children, and conserve or enhance the natural resource base.”
  3. 3. Sustainable agricultural intensification: (Montpellier Panel Report, 2013) • Producing in a durable way more units of output per unit input (land, labor, water, biodiversity, inorganic chemicals, organic matter, seeds, financial capital, knowledge, infrastructure, etc.) through - their efficient and prudent use - new combinations of these inputs - use of supportive innovations (e.g. communication, marketing, precision agriculture, …)
  4. 4. Sustainable agricultural intensification: • Conserve or enhance natural resources for improved environmental services and cultural value (smaller environmental footprint) • Increased resilience of the farming systems • Livelihood perspective: whole-farm and household issues; focus not only on economic aspects but also on social, nutritional, gender, cultural conditions
  5. 5. Components of sustainable agricultural intensification: • Genetic: improved varieties and breeds • Ecological: better use natural factors (sunlight, soil, water, biodiversity) • Socio-economic: enabling environment (fair and transparent markets; strengthened FOs, CBOs, extension services; women empowerment; informed decision making)
  6. 6. The wider USAID context: • In line with USAID country missions’ priorities • Implemented in FtF target areas • Research to backstop other FtF investments • In line with the CGIAR Humidtropics CRP • Need for conceptual harmonization between the Africa RISING country projects • Strong collaboration with USAID missions and other USAID Bureaus (e.g. Africa Bureau)
  7. 7. What we do: Integrated farming systems research Ken Giller, WUR
  8. 8. Where do we stand? Guiding principle identified in 2012: stepwise approach to sustainable intensification which requires the adoption of various SI technologies
  9. 9. Our trajectory: (TZ, MAL) • 2012: quick wins • 2012/13: (i) situation analysis (baseline, agronomic, livestock, vegetables production & consumption, pest and disease, post-harvest losses, mycotoxin prevalence, social & institutional constraints to adoption, soil surveys, characterization of farming hh); (ii) evaluation of disciplinary SI technologies (crop varieties, fodder species, fertilizers, water harvesting & conservation) and some combinations (doubled up legumes, rotations, intercropping, crops/fertilizer, crops/ water harvesting)
  10. 10. • 2013/2014: increased number of research sites (i) situation analysis (baseline surveys, farming systems & value chain analyses), establishment of R4D platform (Babati) and IP (KK) (ii) integration of farmer selected or “proven-by research” technologies; new: livestock, vegetables, post-harvest & nutrition technologies; some farmers’ preferred technologies subjected to impact and adoption studies
  11. 11. Africa RISING Years 1-3 • Site selection • Situation analysis • Partnership building • Design of research • Implementation
  12. 12. 2014-2016: greater integration of technologies further refining assessment of their potential impact on the natural resource base identifying what really works for who (farm typologies) looking further into the drivers of technology adoption (value addition for better marketability, shelf life; demonstrated profitability and social acceptability, cost-benefit analyses, identification of best-fit technologies) consolidating/strengthening R4D Platforms/IPs new partners for promotion & scaling of proven technologies technical support to other FtF projects
  13. 13. Conceptual progress towards sustainable intensification Cross-cutting studies (impact, markets, nutrition, gender, policy…) and actions (scaling…) C+L+S C+L; C+S; L+S C, L, S Baseline, FSA, Discipline surveys Low hanging fruits, Team building 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-15 Toward full SI Mateete Bekunda
  14. 14. 2014-2016: greater integration of technologies further refining assessment of their potential impact on the natural resource base identifying what really works for who (farm typologies) looking further into the drivers of technology adoption (value addition for better marketability, shelf life; demonstrated profitability and social acceptability) consolidating/strengthening R4D Platforms/IPs new partners for promotion & scaling of proven technologies scientific support to other FtF projects
  15. 15. Africa RISING Years 3-5 • Implementation with higher integration • Research refinement & expansion (e.g., IPM, socio-economic studies) • Platforms • Transfer of research outputs • Scientific support to FtF projects
  16. 16. Update on changes and highlights since September 2013: • collaboration with SIMLEZA Project in Eastern Province of Zambia (funded by USAID mission, addit. funds received from BFS) • new project component with MSU to study the Impact of Sustainable Intensification on Landscapes and Livelihoods in Zambia; funded by USAID Africa Bureau; will help making further investment Decisions in Zambia, lessons for other Africa RISING sites • proposal to USAID Tanzania mission on strategic scientific support to NAFAKA and TUBOCHA
  17. 17. 2013/2014 Fund allocation Institution/Country Funds ($) MSU 725,000 ICRISAT 648,000 CIMMYT 198,000 CIAT 189,000 SELIAN 55,000 AVRDC 69,000 ILRI 156,000 IITA (further sub-contracts) 405,000 CIMMYT (Zambia) 175,000 IITA (Zambia) 105,000 WU (Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania) 117,000 Malawi 745,000 Tanzania 1,747,000 Zambia 350,000
  18. 18. Field visits: • September 2013: USAID delegation in Zambia • January 2014: Chief Scientist and Coordinator in Malawi and Zambia • March 2014: USAID Delegation in Tanzania; Researchers visit to Malawi • April 2014: Steering Committee members in Tanzania
  19. 19. Capacity building: 21 students for BA, MSc or PhD attached to the project 16 from Africa, 6 female, 4 from iAGRI
  20. 20. Student Sex Country of Origin Country of Research Africa RISING Supervisor University Degree Period Semeni Ngozi (iAGRI) F Tanzania Tanzania Per Hillbur Egerton Univ, Kenya MSc May 14 - May 15 Marco Sanka (iAGRI) M Tanzania Tanzania Per Hillbur Makerere Univ, Uganda MSc Nov 14 - Aug 15 Maria Klerfelt Johansson F Sweden Tanzania Per Hillbur Gothenburg Univ, Sweden BA Mar 14 - Sept 14 Marcus Bengtsson M Sweden Tanzania Per Hillbur Gothenburg Univ, Sweden BA Mar 14 - Sept 14 Christopher Alex Msongore M Tanzania Tanzania Adebayo Abass SUA, Tanzania MSc 2013 - 2014 Chacha Nyangi (iAGRI) M Tanzania Tanzania Fen Beed SUA, Tanzania MSc 2013 - 2014 John Joseph Malley M Tanzania Tanzania Fen Beed SUA, Tanzania MSc 2014 - 2015 Leonard Joseph Marwa M Tanzania Tanzania Ben Lukuyu SUA, Tanzania PhD 2014 - 2017 Alphonse Haule M Tanzania Tanzania Ben Lukuyu SUA, Tanzania MSc. 2014 - 2015 Mawazo Shitindi (iAGRI) M Tanzania Tanzania Mateete Bekunda Tuskegee Univ, USA PhD 2013 - 2016 Gregory Sikumba M Zambia Tanzania Ben Lukuyu University of Nairobi, Kenya PhD 2013 - 2016 Isaac Jambo M Malawi Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia Jeroen Groot & Mateete Bekunda Wageningen University, The Netherlands PhD 2014 - 2018
  21. 21. Student Sex Country of Origin Country of Research Africa RISING Supervisor University Degree Period Michelle Hockett F USA Malawi Robert Richardson MSU, USA MSc 2013 - 2014 Alex Smith M USA Malawi Sieg Snapp & Regis Chikowo MSU, USA MSc 2013 - 2014 Edward Mzumara M Malawi Malawi Regis Chikowo & Wezi Mhango LUANAR, Malawi MSc 2013 - 2014 Soflet Mwafulirwa F Malawi Malawi Agnes Mangwela LUANAR, Malawi MSc 2013 - 2014 Erin Anders F USA Malawi Sieg Snapp & Regis Chikowo MSU, USA PhD 2013 - 2016 Justin Chipomho M Zimbab we Malawi and Zimbabwe Regis Chikowo & Sieg Snapp University of Zimbabwe PhD 2013 - 2016 Anita Kaleba F Zambia Zambia Christian Thierfelder UNIZA, Zambia MSc 2013 - 2014 John Banda M Zambia Zambia Christian Thierfelder UNIZA, Zambia MSc 2013 - 2014 Frederick Mwansa M Zambia Zambia Christian Thierfelder UNIZA, Zambia MSc 2013 - 2014
  22. 22. Thank You Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation africa-rising.net The presentation has a Creative Commons licence. You are free to re-use or distribute this work, provided credit is given to ILRI.

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