What’s in a name? Africa RISING partners aim for common understanding of terminologies
Event / IITA / LIVESTOCKCRP / MAIZECRP / Malawi / PCT / Southern Africa

What’s in a name? Africa RISING partners aim for common understanding of terminologies

What do words like ‘innovation’, ‘spillover’, ‘adoption’, and ‘technology’ mean to you? At the Africa RISING Program Learning Event on 5-8 February 2019, implementing partners had a go at establishing common meanings to words that are frequently used within the program. Continue reading

Operationalizing the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework: An interview with Vara Prasad
Crop-Livestock / Event / IITA / Interview / LIVESTOCKCRP / MAIZECRP / Malawi / PCT / Southern Africa

Operationalizing the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework: An interview with Vara Prasad

Vara Prasad, director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification (SIIL) talks about the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework, its applications, lessons learnt since it was unveiled and why it is the go-to tool for assessing systems research interventions. Continue reading

Event / IFPRI / IITA / ILRI / Impact Assessment / Intensification / M&E / MAIZECRP / Participation / PCT / Research / SAG / Scaling / Tanzania

Advisory group re-formed to spearhead science for development in Africa RISING

The newly-formed Science Advisory Group (SAG) was formed for the first time in Africa RISING’s phase I at a meeting that brought together SAG members, most of the program coordination team and the people championing four of the Africa RISING communities of practice. Continue reading

Africa / Event / IFPRI / IITA / ILRI / Intensification / LIVESTOCKCRP / MAIZECRP / PCT / Research / Scaling

Connecting research-in-development dots and investing in dynamic scaling pathways – Africa RISING phase2 kicks off with science for impact event

What’s new in Africa RISING? What are the intrinsic changes to the DNA of the program? How will the project achieve these high impact developmental objectives? Does the project completely shift its focus from research to development? Continue reading

HUMIDTROPICS / Intensification / PCT

Africa RISING Program Coordination Team update

The second Africa RISING program coordination team meeting was held virtually on 24 June 2013. Participants reviewing actions points and progress updates from the three Africa RISING projects in East and Southern Africa, West Africa and the Ethiopian highlands, from USAID, Communication activities and from IFPRI on Monitoring and Evaluation. The meeting also covered major  ongoing/planned … Continue reading

Africa / DRYLANDSCRP / HUMIDTROPICS / IFPRI / IITA / ILRI / Intensification / PCT

First Africa RISING Program Coordination Team meeting held in Ghana

Comprising three linked regions projects, Africa RISING has put in place several integration and learning mechanisms at the overall program level. These include a monitoring and evaluation project led by IFPRI and a communication activity led by ILRI. An overall Program Coordination Team (PCT), with representatives from each region, provides advice and coordination across the … Continue reading