Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / Intensification

Mapping ongoing research and development activities offering synergies

The Ethiopian Highlands are the focus of many development and research for development initiatives that offer potential synergies with our proposed project.  We want to ensure that we are interacting with major initiatives as we move towards implementation.

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  CG centres involved in Ethiopian Highlands Possible synergies
CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs)
CRP1.1. Dryland systems. Led by ICARDA ILRI, ICARDA, IWMI, ICRAF, ICRISAT Research focus includes sustainable intensification; locations in Ethiopian Highlands
CRP1.2. Humid Tropics. Led by IITA ILRI, IWMI, ICRAF Research focus includes sustainable intensification; locations in Ethiopian Highlands
Maize and Wheat CRPs led by CIMMYT CIMMYT Sustainable intensification in the Ethiopian highlands through major strategic initiatives that aim to improve productivity growth and incomes for the poor in maize and wheat systems.
CRP3.7 More meat, milk and fish by and for the poor.  Led by ILRI ILRI, ICARDA (leading Ethiopia small ruminant value chain) Small ruminant value chain priority in Ethiopia, possible synergies with sustainable production, use of crop residues for feed, especially via feed technology platform which will facilitate evaluation of crop residue quality/quantity of major crops.
CRP5 Water, Land and Ecosystems. Led by IWMI  IWMI, ILRI, ICRAF (in Nile basin sites) Intensify farming activities, expand agricultural areas and restore degraded lands, while using natural resources wisely and minimizing harmful impacts on supporting ecosystems
 
Other projects
SIMLESA CIMMYT
DTMA CIMMYT
QPMD CIMMYT
Global Rust Initiative CIMMYT
Tropical Legumes Project  II (Phase 2) ICRISAT, EIAR Focused on commercialization of chickpea, now a major export crop and source of cash income in the Highlands.  Has identified chickpea varieties with required market traits and appropriate management options, which have been widely adopted in the proposed medium-intensification zone. Work on legume rotations should be channelled through TL 2.
SLP feed database led by ILRI ILRI Use of previously developed NIRS equations for crop residues (and link to existing feed databases which are rich for Ethiopia – see http://vslp.org/ssafeed),
ACIAR feeds project ILRI
LIVES (Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders) ILRI, IWMI Dairy and small ruminants, irrigated vegetable production in priority regions
East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project phase 2 Heifer (ILRI is a partner) ?likely to include dairy in Ethiopia
AgWater Solutions IWMI Ams to unlock the potential of smallholder farming by identifying, evaluating and recommending a variety of agricultural water management (AWM) solutions – including technologies, the necessary supporting policies, institutions, financing arrangements and business models
IMAWESA- Improved Management of Agricultural Water in Eastern and Southern Africa IWMI A knowledge sharing and networking program and is funded and established by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
SMART-ICT IWMI Use of mobile phone technology to provide real time information to farmers on weather, irrigation requirements etc.
 
National Initiatives
Agricultural Growth Program
Livestock Growth Program
Agricultural Transformation Program
Wheat???

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2 thoughts on “Mapping ongoing research and development activities offering synergies

  1. The LCC CRSP is funding a graduate student project and a longterm research project that are exploring market issues in Ethiopia–but not specifically focused on intensification:

    Peter Little’s CHAINS (http://lcccrsp.org/research/east-africa/chains/): Climate variability, pastoralism, and commodity chains in Ethiopia and Kenya

    Osman Hamdan’s work: CAMELS (http://lcccrsp.org/research/graduate-student-fellowships/camels/): Improving Adaptive Capacity and Market Participation of the Borana Pastoralists: A Value Chain Analysis of Live Camel and Camel Products in the Borana Plateau

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