Africa RISING Feed the Future SI Innovation Lab joint field visit to Tanzania
The Africa RISING program and the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL) recently held a joint field visit to activity sites in Tanzania. The goal of the visit was to promote more cross-learning and establish potential areas for future collaboration between the two United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded agricultural sustainable intensification programs. The visiting team comprised of: Jerry Glover (USAID Bureau for Food Security), Vara Prasad (Kansas State University/SIIL), Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon (IITA/Africa RISING East and southern Africa [ESA] and West Africa [WA]), Peter Thorne (ILRI/Africa RISING Ethiopia), Sieg Snapp (Michigan State University/SIIL/Africa RISING), Kindu Mekonnen (ILRI/Africa RISING Ethiopia), Mateete Bekunda (IITA/Africa RISING ESA), Jovin Lwehabura (CIAT/SIIL) and Jonathan Odhong’ (IITA/Africa RISING ESA & WA). The team made courtesy calls to various government agricultural officials, visited activities implemented by both programs and interacted with farmers. Starting off the trip in the southern highlands (Mbeya and Iringa), the team made its way to central Tanzania (Kongwa and Kiteto districts), eventually rounding the visit off in northern Tanzania (Babati District). This photo report provides a summary of the very eventful trip. Click on the image or link below to read and learn more.