The Africa RISING program began in 2012 and has reached its mid-point – with several project external reviews in progress. Here’s a quick tour of the most popular resources we produced in 2014.
The website is the public face for the program. Page views doubled, from 16,621 page views in 2013 to 37,512 in 2014, putting the tally of page views for the whole program duration to 64,526 views.
Here are the most viewed pages over the past year. If the posts were not actually written in 2014 their publishing date is also mentioned.
- Characterizing farming and livestock production systems in Ethiopia: Assessing the potential for Africa RISING (981 page views) – 2013
- Fertilizer rate recommendations for wheat-teff production systems in the Ethiopian highlands (300 page views) – 2012
- A tale of two villages – how agroforestry transforms lives and landscapes in Ethiopia (205 page views)
- Boosting the production of quality seeds of improved varieties of maize and legumes in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia (179 page views) – 2012
- Theory key to gain wider acceptance of participatory agricultural research methods (179 page views)
- RISING voices: Aster Gebrekirstos (ICRAF) scientist for Africa RISING in Ethiopia (169 page views)
- Challenges and opportunities in participatory agricultural research (169 page views)
- Africa RISING reviews and plans its work in West Africa (167 page views)
- Africa RISING Ethiopia researchers trained on IFPRI project monitoring and mapping tool (160 page views)
- RISING voices: Carlo Azzarri, Monitoring and Evaluation coordinator (IFPRI) (148 page views)
Most popular outputs on CGSpace
All formal outputs (reports, documents, papers, articles, presentations, videos, posters etc.) of the program are published in a dedicated collection on the Open Access CGSpace platform. East and Southern Africa and West Africa feature much more prominently in this list of ‘top resources’ for 2014.
The Africa RISING wiki also enjoyed a rise in use from 22,000 visitors (2012), 37,000 (2013) to 40,000 in 2014. Page views increased from 54,000 (2013) to 78,000 in 2014. Since the wiki is also intended to support multiple contributions from project staff, we are also encouraged by the 1,100 edits of the wiki (up from 600 in 2013).
We hope this new year will bring ever more interesting information to the public and more people to engage with this program and its various products and outputs.