Integrating gender analysis into the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework
East Africa / Fodder / Gender / IITA / Intensification / MAIZECRP / poster / SIIL / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Integrating gender analysis into the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework

This poster shows how the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework can be used for gender analysis in the context of Africa RISING. The framework consists of five domains: productivity, profitability, environment, human and social. One of the foci of the social domain is gender equity. Continue reading

Ethiopia / ILRI / Intensification / Scaling

Africa RISING technologies are Reaching out to more Farmers through Development Partnership

In its second phase, the Africa RISING project in the Ethiopian highlands is working with several development partners to scale validated technologies to wider areas. Graduation with Resilience to Achieve Sustainable Development (GRAD) is one of the strongest development partners committed to scaling Africa RISING validated technologies. Continue reading

CIMMYT / Climate change / Crop-Livestock / ICRAF / ICRISAT / IITA / Intensification / Interview / Maize / MAIZECRP / Scaling / Southern Africa / Tanzania

What sustainable intensification of mixed farming systems looks like in Tanzania

This video highlights how through Africa RISING program interventions, a group of farmers at Mlali Village in central Tanzania are today making choices that will ensure they improve their livelihoods while conserving the natural resource base for the future generations. Continue reading

Amhara / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / ILRI / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / NRM / Research / SLS / Video

What sustainable intensification of mixed farming systems looks like in Ethiopia—case of the Africa RISING project

IIn this video, Peter Thorne, the Africa RISING project coordinator in Ethiopia, and Melkamu Bezabih, a postdoctoral livestock feeds and nutrition researcher, talk about sustainable intensification of mixed farming systems in Ethiopia in the Africa RISING project. Continue reading

Africa / Impact Assessment / Intensification / MAIZECRP / SIIL

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on SI publishes new sustainable intensification assessment framework

The sustainable intensification assessment framework is an initiative of the Africa-RISING project which develops and recommends metrics and indicators for measuring sustainable intensification under five critical determinants of project sustainability —productivity, economic, environment, human condition and social domains. Continue reading

AVRDC / East Africa / IITA / Intensification / MAIZECRP / Nutrition / Scaling / Tanzania / Vegetables

Tanzania farmers embrace vegetable farming to access more high-value markets and improve nutrition

Since 2013, Africa RISING has been working with over 6,000 smallholder farmers in seven districts across Tanzania to promote and mainstream vegetable production as a complementary agricultural production activity in the largely maize-dominated farming systems. The results of this work are now manifest as more farmers are turning to vegetable production for better nutrition and as a viable agri-business alternative with great potential for income generation. Continue reading

Amhara / Capacity strengthening / Crops / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Fruit / ICRAF / ILRI / Intensification / MAIZECRP / Scaling

Training offers skills for scaling up apple farming in North Shewa, Ethiopia

Africa RISING in collaboration with the private Faji Apple farm in Debre Birhan organized a series of training sessions on apple production and management for scaling-up partners in North Shewa Zone, Amhara region in July 2017. Continue reading

Africa / Ghana / HUMIDTROPICS / IITA / Intensification / Livestock / Pigs / Research / West Africa

Rural pig rearing survey unlocks intensification pathways in northern Ghana

Researchers from the University for Development Studies and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology conducted a baseline survey to identify key factors that affect pig rearing and prospects for intensification and integration with crop production. Continue reading