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SKiM - 1st Project Progress Report: June 2018 - December 2019
Knowledge sharing and management for public institutions, as well as NGOs, community-based organizations and the private sector, is a key element to ensure appropriate dissemination and maintenance of knowledge and to build the capacity and development effectiveness in rural areas. Lessons-learned and scaling-up of results for enhanced im...
Youth participation in small-scale fisheries, aquaculture and value chains in Africa and the Asia-Pacific
IWMI, a managing partner of FISH, conducted an assessment of youth participation in SSF, aquaculture and value chains between November 2017 and May 2018. The assessment was conducted in Africa and the Asia-Pacific, with a particular focus on the FISH focal countries of Egypt, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia in Africa and Bangladesh, Cambodia...
SKiM CNA Social Media Toolkit
A Social Media Toolkit provides guidance for project partners to promote materials and disseminate information through popular social media websites. The guide breaks down the building blocks of format and content of messages, and provides instructions on proper dissemination depending on the social media platform. This toolkit has been d...
SKiM - Knowledge Portal SEO Baseline Status Report
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the set of web practices aimed at making a website and related content easily visible and navigable, in order to obtain a good positioning in the results of search engines queries and a favourable user experience. In the framework of the “Strengthening Knowledge Management for Greater Development Effe...
Not just farmers: understanding rural aspirations is key to Kenya’s future
Capturing what drives the decision-making and aspirations of rural households, especially among the youth, will help design more effective policies and development initiatives that trigger positive, lasting change within the community, and consequently sustainable and inclusive rural development.
Identifying pearl millet varieties with high iron content
108 pearl millet varieties were profiled for Fe content. High and varied estimates were got with 53% of the varieties recording Fe content values of 50 ppm and above considered as high to qualify release and 21% recording values of 60 ppm above considered to be the cutoff for nutrient dense pearl millet. The variety with the highest Fe co...
SKiM - National Writeshops Video
The “National Writeshops to Develop Capacity Building and Innovation Plans” for Moldova, Morocco and Sudan were conducted to gather the information needed to inform the Innovation Plans, which is based on them and will link their proposed solutions with the Capacity Needs Assessment (CNA) previously conducted in said countries. The wr...
SIP Data 2017-2018 ICRISAT, Niamey
The dataset contains the results of a field experiment with the objective to test Integrated Production System (SIP) by combining Assisted Natural Regeneration (RNA) and crop fertilization technologies and practices in order to demonstrate their performance in order to upscaling adoption by farmers in villages. The data were collected in...
ICRAF/SAHEL GLDC-FP3-3.13 Components Report, 2019
In the first year of the project, Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC), surveys were carried out to assess the diversity of household diets in 3 sites of a Dutch funded program named Dryland development program (DryDev) implemented in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali and coordinated by ICRAF. The results revealed the lack of diversity in ...
Country design and stakeholder workshop on the priority country project – Ethiopia Small Ruminant Value Chain
On 22-24 May 2019, the SmaRT (Small Ruminant Value Chain Transformation) Project in Ethiopia convened a meeting of the ICARDA, ILRI and CIAT team and major partners and stakeholders to discuss the overall plan for the priority country project with special emphasis on Change Pathways. The objectives of the workshop included 1) to achieve a...
Capacity Strengthening efforts for better technology generation, promotion and dissemination of food-feed traits of chickpea
Participatory varietal selection of chickpea varieties for food-feed traits was undertaken during a field day held on December 23, 2019 at Adadi Bole Kebele in Chefe Donsa. Chefe Donsa is the administrative center of Gimbichu district in East Shewa zone of Oromia Regional State. Chickpea is an important food and cash crop for many househo...
Strengthening Sheep Fattening Communities of Practice
ICARDA initiated the formation of Communities of Practice (CoPs) for Menz, Bonga and Doyogena in 2018 to support sustainability in scaling improved sheep fattening practices and technologies. They are intended to be powerful organizational instruments that can help ICARDA accomplish its approach to out-scale market-oriented sheep fattenin...
Sheep Fattening Business Case for Youth Groups
In close collaboration with Regional Agriculture Research Institutions and partners, ICARDA is scaling out improved sheep fattening practices and technologies in Ethiopia. The aim is to enhance incomes from sheep fattening. A cost and return analysis of sheep fattening as a means of creating youth employment and ascertaining the profitab...
Scaling Sheep Fattening in the Ethiopian Highlands-A Beneficiaries Review Workshop
ICARDA is scaling improved sheep fattening practices in the Ethiopia by targeting youth as disseminators of improved sheep fattening technologies and practices, and facilitators of participatory learning. The review workshop held in August 2019 with key stakeholders of the project to review the progress of the sheep fattening project, out...