Southern Africa

ILRI opened an office in Maputo, Mozambique, in May of 2006. Zimbabwean animal scientist Siboniso Moyo serves as ILRI’s Regional Representative by facilitating ILRI’s involvement in the region by identifying opportunities and developing partnerships with the intention of coordinating activities to not only improve conditions, but educate as well. Read more...
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In Africa RISING, innovation platforms are one of the mechanisms of ensuring research is put into use and actually contributes to solving real problems that are based on a real demand. Here is an overview of the theory, practice and perspectives around innovation platforms in the program. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Feb/2015

This paper synthesises ILRI's experience with the Crop and Goat Project (CGP) in Tanzania from a gender perspective. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Feb/2015

A study on the sustainability of dairy development in Tanzania looked at factors that would facilitate or impede adoption of the dairy hub model by input providers and milk traders and recommended interventions that can ensure increased small-scale actors' participation in the dairy value chain. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Feb/2015

These are highlights and lessons learnt from an event of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) known as 'Celebrating FARA', which was held 26-28 November 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Continue reading

Maarifa, Feb/2015

The leadership committee of Tanzania's Babati District research for development (R4D) platform, JUMBA (Jukwaa la Utafiti kwa Maendeleo wilaya ya Babati) recently held a two-day retreat to refine its constitution, vision and mission and to develop and prioritize JUMBA activities for 2015. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Feb/2015

Scaling out research results for wider application and use is a goal of every research for development project in today’s CGIAR. It is also one of the most difficult things to achieve. Scaling out was on the agenda of recent end-of-project workshops of the IFAD-financed MilkIT project. At a recent workshop team members and partners listed out some of the critical success factors such a project needs to be able to scale out its results. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

At the tail end of 2014, Africa RISING scientists and government extension agents held a series of feedback meetings with farmers in Tanzania’s Babati District. This photo trip report provides a visual overview of the issues encountered and activities undertaken by the project team during the feedback meetings in those areas. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

ILRI's Violet Barasa reports on recent Livestock and Fish CRP lessons from using a pilot gender capacity assessment methodology in Tanzania. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

Under the SIMLEZA-Africa RISING project, the implementation of conservation agriculture technologies is a key intervention. For just the past 2 years, the project has already seen positive outcomes on the practices and lives of its farmer-beneficiaries in its target communities in the Eastern Province of Zambia. Here we highlight one of our farmer 'success stories' who have been practicing CA technologies introduced in the country by the project. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

Research-for-Development platform by Africa RISING in Babati District, Tanzania is stimulating learning and innovation about productivity, nutrition as well as opening up business possibilities for farmers within the locality. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

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Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist

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People working on Southern Africa

Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist