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Potentials of low-external input and sustainable agriculture to attain productive and sustainable land use in Kenya and Uganda

Objective

* Study the sustainability and economic performance of LEISA farming practices in low and high agricultural potential areas of Kenya and Uganda.
* Determine potentials of LEISA in relation to Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) and to increase agricultural sustainability and productivity in Kenya and Uganda.
* Formulation of adoption strategy of LEISA farming techniques.
* Dissemination and facilitating implementation of research results to relevant actors like farmers, extension services and NGOs, research institutions and policy makers.
* The project addresses the production systems in an integrated way (in an agronomic, social and economical and environmental context) and is explicitly aiming at appropriate and relevant improvements in the productivity taking into account long-term production and environmental effects.
Expected Outcome

The following concrete outputs are planned:
* comprehensive research reports on the potentials of LEISA farming in developing sustainable agriculture in Kenya and Uganda;
* two articles in international scientific journals;
* articles in popular national and international journals;
* extension materials in the form of a database of nutrient flows, a simple nutrient flow decision support model, leaflets;
* 4 extension/NGO workshops, directed at implementation of the recommendations resulting form research findings;
* 2 policymakers workshops directed at implementation of the recommendations resulting form research findings.
* Measurement of nutrient balances and economic performance at farm household level under LEISA and conventional management through monthly monitoring, measurements and application of formulated frameworks for analysis (nutrient monitoring model, economic model and farm household assessment).
* Impact assessment of selected LEISA techniques through implementation of on-farm trials and farmers' assessment.
* Formulation of development scenarios with participation of all relevant stakeholders.
* Dissemination, training and implementation through organisation of workshops, seminars, training sessions for stakeholders involved (farm households, research, development organisation, extension staff and policy makers).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek
Address
175,
2502 LS Den Haag
Netherlands

Participants (6)

Aquagri Consorzio
Portugal
Address
Rua Do Pinhal
2765 Estoril
ETC NETHERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
5,Kastanjelaan 5
3830 AB Leusden
Environmental Alert
Uganda
Address

20 Kampala
KENYA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Kenya
Address
Waiyaki Way
2 Nairobi
Kenya Institute of Organic Farming
Kenya
Address

2 Nairobi
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
Address

Kampala