Project Details

Africa RISING -- Sustainable intensification of key farming systems in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone of West Africa

Duration: 01/Mar/2015 - 28/Feb/2016

Locations: Sudan

Project contact: Dr Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,USAID-Africa RISING thru IITA

CGIAR Research Program: Dryland Cereals

This project aims at facilitating the establishment of district-level research-for-development platforms that recognize the multifaceted challenges of rural development and invite knowledge and actions of all stakeholders in the agricultural system in Ghana and Mali. This will be done by promoting the establishment of physical forums to facilitate interactions, knowledge sharing among stakeholders selected from a commodity and a system value chain leading to participatory diagnosis of challenges, joint exploration of opportunities and investigation of solutions. Key livestock value chains will be characterized, and feed markets surveyed. Cost-benefit analysis of promising interventions will be conducted and farmers linked to markets.

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