In 2012, Africa RISING funded an ‘early win’ project in Tanzania led by the nternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvemnet Center (CIMMYT).
The projects aim at identifying best practices and innovative arrangements for increasing agricultural productivity in ways that improve income and nutrition of farm households.
The specific objectives are to:
- Improve scientific knowledge for developing strategies that will expand agro-processing sector
- Improve post-harvest storage and food processing knowledge of households
- Create awareness on post harvest loss reducing technologies among stakeholders
The Africa RISING program comprises three linked research-for-development projects, funded by the USAID Feed the Future Initiative, and aiming to sustainably intensify mixed farming systems in West Africa (Southern Mali and Northern Ghana), the Ethiopian Highlands and East and Southern Africa (Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi).
To produce some short-term outputs and to support the longer term objectives of the projects, in 2012 Africa RISING funded several small, short-term projects in each of the regions. More information.