Identifying Effective Scaling Modalities

The fourth objective is  to identify effective scaling modalities to inform programs that can be used to accelerate the uptake these novel CA based farming practices beyond project sites to reach wider geographic coverage for true impact

To test and adapt productive, resilient and scalable CA-based intensification options for sustainable smallholder maize-legume production systems.

  • Developed policy options and organizational models for the delivery of CA-based intensification options (also building on existing Innovation Platforms [IP])
  • Strengthened multi-stakeholder interaction mechanisms for uptake and scaling out of CA-based intensification options (incl. innovation platforms, agribusiness and value chain interventions)
  • Mainstreaming of gender sensitivity in research activities in the five primary program countries. (gender mainstreaming activities of SIMLESA-1 now integrated in objectives 1-4; gender training in objective 5)
  • Functioning M&E system integrated into the program, providing information system assessments to national and regional program managers. (M&E related activities will be strengthened and integrated into project management)
  • Knowledge of relevant program innovations. Effective knowledge transfer or “spillover” will be underpinned by analyzing past experiences and bottlenecks for maize-legume system knowledge and product spillovers among ASARECA member countries and SADC countries. Low cost for scaling-out approaches to stimulate knowledge and technology spillovers will be tested, and linked to other projects and programs of governments, NGOs (including AGRA), or the private sector.
    Cross-participation in annual research workshops between program members and other projects in the region and West Africa will be fostered and interchange of maize and legume germplasm within sub-Saharan Africa region will be facilitated with enhanced knowledge on germplasm adaptation.

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Ethiopia
Kenya
Malawi
Mozambique
Tanzania
Rwanda
Uganda
ARC LNR
ASARECA
CIAT
ILRI
University of Queensland
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