2014 Plans – Africa RISING Ghana
Asamoah Larbi
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Africa RISING West Africa 2nd Review and Planning Meeting
Bamako, 3-5 February, 2014
Africa RISING-Ghana: 2013 Work plan
Situation analysis (Research output 1)
1Community mobilization and innovation platforms
2Farming systems analysis
3Inventory of innovations
Leader
IITA
WUR
IITA
Integrated systems management (Research output 2)
4Improving cereal-legume systems
5Land management strategies
6Agricultural water management
7Improving cattle, sheep and goat production
8Intensifying rural pig and poultry production
9Improving farm household nutrition
IITA
CIAT
IWMI
ILRI
KNUST
GHS, FRI
Scaling and delivery (Research output 3)
10Comparison of delivery approaches
MoFA, UDS
Looking ahead………..???????
 Technology development versus socio-economics..????
 Focus on farming systems research
 Integration of activities
 Small-scale mechanization and post-harvest losses….???
 Value addition…???
Proposed work-package title -2014
No
Work-package Title
Leader
1
Establishment of research-for-development platform
IITA
2
Farming systems analysis
WUR
3
Improving crops and cropping systems
IITA
3.1
Aflatoxin
IITA
3.2
Vegetable production
AVRDC
3.3
Agricultural land water management
IWMI
4
Improving grazing lands and livestock
IITA/ILRI
5
Mechanization of production, processing and reduction of post-harvest losses
IITA/???
6
Improving household nutrition
GHS
7
Linking farmers to markets
IITA???
8
Comparison of scaling out approaches
IITA??
Approach: Farming Systems Research
Characterization
Designing
Testing/Adapting
Diffusion
Extension Agent
Researcher
Cropping systems - cereals
Cropping systems – sorghum and millet
Cropping systems – cereals-legume
Cropping systems – legumes
Cropping systems – vegetables
WP: 3: Improving crops and cropping systems
Output
1. Improved food/feed crops
Activities
Review and report past IITA research on food-feed crops
Identify and promotion dual-purpose/food feed crops
2.Best-bet crop varieties and agronomic practices
Evaluate combinations of crop and agronomic practices
Establish partnerships to produce seed for on-farm
Assess vegetable seed systems
Test intensified vegetable mono cropping systems
Test cereal-vegetable intercropping systems
3. Better integrated crop-livestock systems
Develop and test crop and livestock production strategies
4. Strengthened capacity of partners
Organize a workshop on crop-livestock integration
Organize a short course on experimental design
Organize a short course on business management
Organize training on vegetable production/post-harvest
Arrange inter and intra-regional visits
5. Increased public awareness
Publish project reports and brochures
Publish journal paper
6. Impact of interventions assessed
Assess adoption rate
Assess economic and environmental impact
WP: 3b: Biological control of aflatoxin
Output
1. Biological strains identified and selected to
control aflatoxin in maize and groundnuts
Activities
Biological strains selection in lab and field testing
2. Public awareness of aflatoxin
Training of farmers and extension staff
3. Field trial and pre-registration as
bio-pesticide
Test field efficacy of bio-control strains
4. Strengthened capacity of partners
Enhance infra-structural capacity to conduct research
Arrange inter and intra-regional visits
5. Increased public awareness
Publish project reports and brochures
Publish journal paper
6. Impact of interventions assessed
Assess adoption rate
Assess economic and environmental impact
WP: 3d: Evolving smallholder farm systems and farm enterprises
Output
Activities
Business plan
Management action sequences
Business planning
Instrumented sites
Procurement of instruments
Protoype implemented
Design and construction
Livestock – small ruminants
Livestock – rural poultry and pigs
WP 4 : Improving grazing lands and livestock
Output
Activity
1. Grazing land and livestock committee formed Organize community consultations
2. Community action to improve grazing land
Access and monitor grazing land condition
Characterize and conserve rangeland biodiversity
Community action to test improved options
3. Community action to improve ruminants
Test management options to improve sheep and goats
Improve processing, marketing and use of crop residues
4. Improved poultry production (15%)
Test options to improve rural poultry production
5. Improved pig production (15%)
Test options to improve rural pig production
6. Build capacity for livestock production
Organize training in sheep/goat, poultry and pig production
Train community health workers
Train graduate students
7. Increased public awareness on livestock
Prepare leaflets for farmers and extension workers
Write annual reports and conference papers
Write journal papers
Nutritional status of children (0-60 months of age)
Malnourished
Nourished
Percentage (%)
100
80
60
40
20
0
Chayoli
Tibali
Zanko
Goli
Intervention community
Bonia
Sambulgu
WP: 3d: Linking agriculture to nutrition
Output
Activities
Integrated agriculture-nutrition-health identification
Expert workshop to agree on integrated activities
Identify and geo-reference households
Capacity of women and women’s
Train the trainers in health and nutrition workers
Nutritional status of farm-families improved
Publish results of nutrition survey
Comparison of approaches for linking agriculture to nutrition
Africa RISING – Ghana: National partners
ARI
CBOs
CRI
FRI
GLDB
INSTI
KNUST
MOFA
MOH
SARI
SEEDPAG
SRI
UDS
UG
Animal Research Institute
Community-based Organizations
Crops Research Institute
Food Research Institute
Grains and Legumes Development Board
Institute for Scientific and Technological Information
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Ministry of Health
Savanna Agricultural Research Institute
Seed Producers Association of Ghana
Soil Research Institute
University for Development Studies
University of Ghana
Africa RISING – Ghana: International partners
AVRDC
The World Vegetable Center
CIAT
International Center for Tropical Agriculture
ICRISAT
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics
IITA
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
ILRI
International Livestock Research Institute
IWMI
International Water Management Institute
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