The Africa RISING Program Learning Event 2019 took place on 5–8 February in Malawi. This year, and for the first time ever, the event combined a standard workshop format with field visit interactions between participants and farmers. This combination of formats gave ample opportunities for participants to link the data and information presented by colleagues at the meeting with the real-life scenario applications in the lives of farmers — the ultimate beneficiaries of the technologies.
As was anticipated by organizers, this mix of formats also served up interesting discussions and engagement on topics like systems research, how to measure sustainable intensification using the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework (SIAF) as well as the use of certain common terminologies – for example when is it right to say a farmer has ‘adopted’ a technology? ….and much more.
We understand, however, that sometimes, it is not possible to keep up with all items and discussions at events like these. But you don’t need to worry. We’ve got you covered. Below is a list of links to where we have archived the presentations, discussion and photos from the meeting for your reading and viewing pleasure – at your pace.
- Meeting notes are captured on the event wiki page.
- You can also view or download our repertoire of elegant photos from the event.
- PowerPoint presentations and postersfrom the meeting are also downloadable. Just click on the titles below.
- Operationalizing ‘adoption’ in the Africa RISING Program– Haroon Sseguya, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
- Harmonization and cross-program learning– Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon, IITA
- Communication and knowledge management in Africa RISING– Jonathan Odhong, IITA
- Monitoring, data management, and impact assessment in Africa RISING– Beliyou Haile, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- Lessons from the SIAF workshop 29 Oct – 02 Nov 2018 in Accra, Ghana– Mateete Bekunda, IITA
- How to create and nurture effective partnerships– Micter Chaola, Catholic Relief Services, Malawi
- How can research partner with development partners better?– Likawent Yehyis, Amhara Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia
- Program Coordination Team (PCT) decisions 2018/2019– Siboniso Moyo, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
- Systems research for agriculture—A call to action– Peter Throne, ILRI
- Experiences with implementation of the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework (SIAF): An example analysis from Ethiopia–Lulsegad Temene, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
- Sustainable intensification of groundnut production in northern Ghana– Nurudeen Abdul Rahman, IITA
- Experiences with implementing the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework (SIAF) in East and Southern Africa– Lieven Claessens, IITA
- The Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab activities in Tanzania
- The Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework
- The Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab activities in Senegal
- The Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab activities in Ethiopia
- The Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab activities in Cambodia
- The Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab activities in Burkina Faso
- The Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab activities in Bangladesh
- Appropriate scale mechanization consortium
- Mechanized rice production in Bangladesh: Utilization of the SI Assessment Framework for system analyses.
- Improved Production System in the Polders of Bangladesh through Community Water Management
- Utilization of the SI Assessment Framework for System Analyses – Burkina Faso
- Foregrounding Gender in the SI Assessment Framework for Systems Analyses.
- Small-scale Irrigation Water Management: SI Assessment Framework for Systems Analyses
- Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework for Dual Purpose Millet and Livestock Integration in Senegal
- Raising the Crop Response: Bidirectional Learning to Catalyze Sustainable Intensification at Multiple Scales
- Geospatial Techniques for Measuring SI Assessment Indicators