Africa / East Africa / Ethiopia / Intensification / Southern Africa / West Africa

Africa RISING learning event kicks off in Addis Ababa

On 24 September 2013, the first Africa RISING learning event kicked off at the ILRI campus in Ethiopia. The annual learning event aims to: facilitate learning  from ongoing program-wide activities (research framework, M and E, Communications  etc.);  build on project-specific methods, approaches and problems as well as interesting innovations, approaches; discuss specific sub-themes in more detail and prioritize  program activities for the next 12 months.

Africa RISING annual Learning event  participants

Africa RISING annual Learning event participants
(Image credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu)

The first day of the event focused on the overall understanding of the Projects and the three Africa RISING projects in West Africa, East Africa and the Ethiopian highlands.

The morning session also featured a chatshow where panelists where asked if they think sustainable intensification is the most promising pathway to transform African agriculture.

There was also a discussion on the four Africa RISING research outputs as well as the tools and approaches used by the three Africa RISING projects in West Africa, East and Southern Africa and the Ethiopian highlands.

Around 70 participants are attending the event representing Africa RISING projects in West Africa, East and Southern Africa, the Ethiopian highlands and global partners.

Information and notes are available at http://africa-rising.wikispaces.com/learning1

Photos from the event

Presentations from the event

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