The knowledge is made available by the collaboration between the African Initiative for Combating Desertification to Strengthen Resilience to Climate Change in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa (AI-CD), the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), its partners and the CGIAR.
We use Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) to bring up useful information, the collaborative online platform for knowledge employed by five CGIAR Research Centers and three Research Programs – ICARDA, CIP, IITA, ICRAF, WorldFish, ICRISAT, GLDC, RTB, FISH – to manage their activities and results. The knowledge shared in partnership with the AI-CD is indicative of the research for development efforts made by the Centers with the aim of improving livelihoods and ecosystems services, enhancing local capacities, support gender equality and endorse the role of youth in transforming the African countries.
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Annual Report 2018
ICARDA continued to play a critical role in the development, improvement, and dissemination of climate-resilient crop varieties last year. The varieties strengthened food and nutritional security and provided a critical defense against extreme temperatures, water scarcity, and the emergence of new pests and diseases. During 2018, some 1,5...
Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale_Project brochure
Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale project brochure.
Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale
The Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale project aims to reduce food insecurity and improve livelihoods of poor people living in African drylands by restoring degraded land, and returning it to effective and sustainable tree, crop a...
Training Course on Soil Analysis Amman October/November 2017_Technical Report
The objective of the course is to enhance capacity development of government officials and researchers who are engaged in agricultural development mainly in Afghanistan. They will gain knowledge and information obout the following topics: Genebank and Germplasm Management, Soil Analysis, Soil Chemistry, Soil Physics, Soil Fertility, Seed...
Strengthening Knowledge Management - IFAD-KM Project - Knowledge Management Strategy
The Strategy’s overall goal is to engage the partners in adopting, establishing and developing KM best practices and policies, enhancing the institutional performances on the long run and fostering adoption, with a positive cascade effect on the final users of their services. Implementing institutions can also make use of this strategy ...
Seed Info no. 57
Seed Info aims to stimulate information exchange and regular communication between seed staff in the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region and beyond. Its purpose is to help strengthen national seed programs and thus improve the supply of high-quality seed to farmers.
IFAD-ICARDA Knowldge Portal ToR
The “Knowledge Platform” (KP) will stimulate the synthesis of knowledge and evidence, the production of information products, and their dissemination to target audiences. Part of the platform will be an online ‘knowledge portal’ which will act as a repository of information and data relevant to financial inclusion of rural women a...
Strategy, funding, monitoring and learning @ ICARDA-CGIAR
Presentation to the Third Sahel Regional Forum organized by “African Initiative for Combating Desertification to Strengthen Resilience to Climate Change in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa (AI-CD)”. Elements of M&E and Knowledge Management to support effective resource mobilization and strategic approach.
Assessment of existing and potential feed resources for improving aquaculture production in selected Asian and African countries
This report provides a comprehensive assessment of existing and potential feed resources for improving aquaculture productivity in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malaysia, Egypt, Nigeria and Zambia. These countries depend heavily on imports for their supply of quality feed ingredients. The viability and feasibility of ingredients for aquafeed produ...
Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination Technologies in Abergelle Goat at Station and on-farm Conditions of Waghemira Zone, Ethiopia
Reproductive bio-technological tools are important to suit kidding time with better forage availability and accelerate improved genetics in the selective breeding programs. The study was conducted from 2018 - 2019 to investigate the effect of different estrus synchronization protocols on estrus response and conception rate of Abergelle go...
Dietary administration of probiotics modulates non-specific immunity and gut microbiota of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) cultured in low input ponds
Poor culture conditions in low input ponds make fish highly susceptible to infectious pathogens which lead to diseases and mortalities yet the effects of probiotics on immunity, gut microbiota and microbiological quality of fish in low input ponds are unknown. Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings (40 g) were randomly stocked at...
WorldFish Annual Report 2018
In 2018, WorldFish made notable progress toward our ambition to position fish firmly at the heart of discourse, policy and practice currently shaping the global thinking on transforming food systems, paying closer attention to nutrition and healthier diets and informing the path toward an inclusive and sustainable blue economy. Our achiev...
Policy-induced price distortions along the small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia
The purpose of this paper is to identify sources and quantifying distortions to agricultural incentives to produce along the small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia. Design/methodology/approach National and district level average nominal rate of protection (NRPs) were computed for a five-year period (2010–2015). The authors developed f...
Understanding farmers’ preference for traits of chickens in rural Ethiopia
Traditional poultry production plays an irreplaceable role in the sustenance of liveli- hoods in rural Ethiopia. Ironically, however, much has been done to replace indigenous poultry breeds with exotic genetic resources regardless of the importance produc- ers and consumers attach to attributes of the resources. This study aims at informi...