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Conservation Agriculture in AFRICA: Analysing and FoReseeing its Impact - Comprehending its Adoption

Objective

Despite the growing efforts of research and extension programs on the promotion of conservation agriculture (CA), there has been limited success with adopting CA on smallholder farms in Africa. African farming systems are highly heterogeneous in terms of agro-ecological, socio-economical and cultural environments and opportunities for CA necessarily require local adaptation. Simulation models and modelling frameworks may be used to assist our ability to better understand and target innovative technologies such as CA within complex farming systems. Over 30 months, the overall objective of this project is to assess and learn jointly from past and on-going CA experiences under which conditions and to what extent does CA strengthen the socio-economic position of landholders in Africa. For this purpose, a consortium comprising 10 highly experienced, complementary European, African and International partners has been assembled. It will develop an up-to-date knowledge database on CA practices in Africa. Biophysical, socioeconomic and conceptual models of innovation systems will be applied to a series of case studies across five regions in Africa to analyze the impact and adoption of CA at different scales (field, farm, region). This will facilitate the identification of pathways to make models readily applicable for decision-makers in different African regions and under different conditions. It will allow to set the agenda for future research, development and promotion of CA in Africa. Dissemination, networking and training will make the project outcomes highly accessible to the principal stakeholders (researchers, public and private extension services, farmer organisations, national and regional policymakers, private sector).

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 242 355
Administrative Contact
Jacques Nolin (Mr.)

Participants (9)

CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE AGRICULTURATROPICAL, CIAT
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 100 045
Address
Kilometro 17 Recta Cali
763537 Palmira
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Saidou Koala (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 841
Address
Eberswalder Str. 84
15374 Muencheberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Zander (Dr.)
African Conservation Tillage Network
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 103 790
Address
Kari-narl, Waiyaki Way
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Thomas Apina (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRY AREAS
Lebanon
EU contribution
€ 73 937
Address
Bechir Al Kassar Dalia Building 2Nd Floor Area Verdun
- Beirut
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mohammed El Mourid (Dr.)
INSTITUT DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE RECHERCHES AGRICOLES
Burkina Faso
EU contribution
€ 62 488
Address
Gounghin
04 Ouagadougou
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karim Traore (Dr.)
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE MEJORAMIENTO DE MAIZ Y TRIGO INT
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 92 555
Address
Km 45 Carretera Mexico-veracruz
56130 Estado De Mexico
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick C. Wall (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 62 595
Address
Avenue De La Victoire
10000 Rabat
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mohamed Badraoui (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 32 742
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 83 460
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan De Graaff (Dr.)