Mali Africa RISING Baseline Evaluation Survey (Mali ARBES)

Sustainable intensification of mixed crop livestock systems is a key pathway towards better food security, improved livelihoods and a healthy environment. As part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative to address hunger and food security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting three multi-stakeholder agricultural research projects to sustainably intensify key African farming systems. In West Africa the project is being implemented in Ghana and Mali. In Ghana, project activities include the testing and dissemination of drought and striga resistant, high yielding, short/medium/long duration multi-purpose crop varieties and dairy goats and sheep breeds; prevention of water logging, appropriate and optimal water and land use options for minimizing soil erosion, and dry season irrigation; planting density, cereal-legume-vegetable intercropping, crop diversification, and agroforestry; semi-intensive and intensive management, dry season feed supplementation, vaccination and deworming of livestock; value-addition, reducing pre- and postharvest losses, linking farmers to input and output markets, as well as ensuring better integration of the crop and livestock enterprises; group and individual training and short courses for farmers; encouraging farmer-to-farmer learning and extension.

Ghana Africa RISING Baseline Evaluation Survey Ghana ARBES)

Sustainable intensification of mixed crop livestock systems is a key pathway towards better food security, improved livelihoods and a healthy environment. As part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative to address hunger and food security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting three multi-stakeholder agricultural research projects to sustainably intensify key African farming systems. In West Africa the project is being implemented in Ghana and Mali. In Ghana, project activities include the testing and dissemination of drought and striga resistant, high yielding, short/medium/long duration multi-purpose crop varieties and dairy goats and sheep breeds; prevention of water logging, appropriate and optimal water and land use options for minimizing soil erosion, and dry season irrigation; planting density, cereal-legume-vegetable intercropping, crop diversification, and agroforestry; semi-intensive and intensive management, dry season feed supplementation, vaccination and deworming of livestock; value-addition, reducing pre- and postharvest losses, linking farmers to input and output markets, as well as ensuring better integration of the crop and livestock enterprises; group and individual training and short courses for farmers; encouraging farmer-to-farmer learning and extension.

Tanzania Africa RISING Baseline Evaluation Survey (Tanzania ARBES)

Sustainable intensification of mixed crop livestock systems is a key pathway towards better food security, improved livelihoods and a healthy environment. As part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative to address hunger and food security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting three multi-stakeholder agricultural research projects to sustainably intensify key African farming systems. In East and Southern Africa the project is being implemented in Tanzania and Malawi, and Zambia. – In Tanzania the project is being implemented in Babati and Kongwadistricts in Manyara region of northern Tanzania and Kiteto district in Dodoma region, central Tanzania. The action sites were selected to acknowledge agroecological differences, allow appropriate targeting of technologies and strategies, and complement the development efforts of another USAID-supported program, the Tanzania Staples Value Chain (NAFAKA) project. – In Malawi, the project is being implemented in Ntechu and Dedza districts in central Malawi where maize-based productions systems are dominant. Agroecological considerations guided the identification of research action sites. – The pilot site for the study will be Eastern and Lusaka Provinces in Zambia.

Malawi Africa RISING Baseline Evaluation Survey (Malawi ARBES)

Sustainable intensification of mixed crop livestock systems is a key pathway towards better food security, improved livelihoods and a healthy environment. As part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative to address hunger and food security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting three multi-stakeholder agricultural research projects to sustainably intensify key African farming systems. In East and Southern Africa the project is being implemented in Tanzania and Malawi, and Zambia. – In Tanzania the project is being implemented in Babati and Kongwadistricts in Manyara region of northern Tanzania and Kiteto district in Dodoma region, central Tanzania. The action sites were selected to acknowledge agroecological differences, allow appropriate targeting of technologies and strategies, and complement the development efforts of another USAID-supported program, the Tanzania Staples Value Chain (NAFAKA) project. – In Malawi, the project is being implemented in Ntechu and Dedza districts in central Malawi where maize-based productions systems are dominant. Agroecological considerations guided the identification of research action sites. – The pilot site for the study will be Eastern and Lusaka Provinces in Zambia.

Africa RISING – Data Management Plan

As part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative to address global hunger and food security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting three multi-stakeholder agricultural research projects to sustainably intensify key African farming systems.
The overall aim is to transform agricultural systems through sustainable intensification projects in three regions of Africa:

– Sustainable Intensification of Cereal-based Farming Systems in the Guinea Savannah Zone of West Africa – led by IITA
– Sustainable intensification of crop-livestock systems to improve food security and farm income diversification in the Ethiopian highlands – led by ILRI
– Sustainable Intensification of Cereal‐based Farming Systems in East and Southern Africa – led by IITA

Ethiopia Africa RISING Baseline Evaluation Survey (Ethiopia ARBES)

Sustainable intensification of mixed crop livestock systems is a key pathway towards better food security, improved livelihoods and a healthy environment. As part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative to address hunger and food security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting three multi-stakeholder agricultural research projects to sustainably intensify key African farming systems. In the Ethiopian Highlands, action sites are in eight kebeles in four woredas of the Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, and Tigray regions