ESA review planning 2017

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ESA Review and Planning Meeting
11-15 September 2017
Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Objectives[edit | edit source]

-Documentation of scalable research outputs for disemination
-Put together an advanced draft of the Africa RISING ESA technology handbook
-Review of main scientific achievements of the project
-Share report from PCT/SAG meetings held in June and determine follow-up actions
-Identify loose ends and how to tie them up
-Share progress on scaling partnerships with development partners

Participants list

Agenda[edit | edit source]

10 Sept. – Arrival and registration

Day 1 (11 Sept.) 8:30 Introductions and presentation of agenda for the day - Jonathan Odhong’, Facilitator
9:00 Welcome and opening remarks

- Victor Manyong, IITA Director for Eastern Africa Hub & Chair Africa RISING ESA Project Steering Committee
- Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon, Manager Africa RISING West Africa and East/Southern Africa Projects
- Mateete Bekunda, Chief Scientist Africa RISING ESA Project (introduce meeting objectives)

9:30 2-in-1 Presentation: Updates from PCT/SAG meetings held in June & Briefing on the future of the Africa RISING - I. Hoeschle-Zeledon (15 mins presentation + 15 mins clarification)
10:00 Tea/Coffee Break/group photo
10:30 Documentation of scalable research outputs

- Overview presentation - M. Bekunda
- Discussion by participants in plenary

11:00 Review of main scientific achievements/scalable project outputs of the project since inception

-Introductory presentation on handbook of agricultural sustainable intensification approaches for (smallholder) farmers in East and Southern Africa - M. Bekunda (15 mins presentation + 15 mins clarification)

11:30 Deploying new varieties (climate-smart and disease/pest-smart) - Okori, Setimela, Jumbo
12:30 Enhancing resilience adaptation through cereal/legume cropping systems (including seed/plant populations) - Chikowo, Snapp, Kihara, Chirwa
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Enhancing resilience adaptation through cereal/legume cropping systems (cont'd)
14:30 Management of soil fertility through application of mineral fertilisers and animal manures - Kihara, Kimaro, Desta, Lyimo, Mhango
15:30 Land management (physical and biological) - Kizito, Swai, Kimaro, Chikowo
16:00 Tea/Coffee Break
16:30 Land management (physical and biological) (cont'd)
17:00 Land management (CA and associated technologies) - Thierfelder, Kihara
18:00 End of day

Day 2 (12 Sept.)
08:20 Overview of agenda for the day
08:30 Review of main scientific achievements/scalable project outputs of the project since inception (cont'd)
08:30 Livestock (introducing fodders; feed rations; poultry management) - Authors: Lukuyu, Rubanza
09:30 Minimizing food waste and improving food safety - Abass, Mutungi, Okori
10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 Review of main scientific achievements/scalable project outputs of the project since inception (cont'd)
11:00 Improving nutritional quality (nutrient dense crops, food menus) - Ochieng, Jumbo, Chipungu, Muzanila, Mwangwela, Anitha
12:00 Integration / Systems activity (of above technologies e.g. based on ISFM, GxMxExS, ladder approach). - Claessens, Gundula, Thierfelder
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Review of main scientific achievements/scalable project outputs of the project since inception (cont'd)
14:00 Approaches for taking technologies to scale - Sseguya, Muthoni, Chipungu, Vimbayi
14:30 Progress with the scaling partnerships

- Each site team presents their achievements or progress (10 mins presentation x 10 mins clarification) X 3
- Kongwa Kiteto
- Babati
- Malawi

15:00 Review of research outputs which have loose ends that can be tied up within the next 6 months

- Introductory presentation on planning for loose ends - I. Hoeschle-Zeledon (10 mins presentation + 10 mins clarification)
- Group work (20 mins)

Participants break-out into site groups to:
* Reflect on presentation by I. Hoeschle-Zeledon and determine which loose ends: (a) need to be absolutely addressed and can be finalized within the next 6 months and don't need any funding, (b) It would be great to address should circumstances change and more funds are available

- Presentation by each team on t
heir existing lose ends (TBD by site Kongwa Kiteto, Babati, Malawi) - (10 mins + 10 mins clarification) x 3

16:00 Tea/Coffee Break
16:30 Presentation by each team on their existing loose ends cont'd
17:30 End of day

Day 3 (13 Sept.)
8:20 Overview of agenda for the day
8:30 Planning for the next 6 months - tying loose ends and engagement with development partners for scaling // Project Steering Committee Meeting (in parallel)

- Participants break into groups (by site) to plan, those not involved (e.g. Zambia) can start writing their sections for the handbook

10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 Reporting back and discussion of plans for next 6 months - (15 mins presentation + 15 mins clarifications) X 3 sites

- Kongwa/Kiteto
- Babati
- Malawi

12:30 Lunch Break
14:00 Presentation and review of Feed the Future indicators/custom indicators/progress on publications and another materials

- Introductory presentation on commitments by each site team - B. Kotu (Bekele to send participants a template for reporting on this) (20 mins presentation + 10 mins clarification)
- Each site team presents their achievements or progress - (10 mins presentation + 10 mins clarification) X 3

15:30 Writing of /revision of write-ups

- Overview presentation of handbook outline and introduction to the template to be used for writing - M. Bekunda (20 mins presentation + 10 clarification)
- Participants go into writing groups (participants assemble by chapters of theSI approaches handbook handbook)

16:00 Tea/Coffee Break
16:30 Writing groups cont'd (participants assemble by chapters of theSI approaches handbook handbook)
17:30 End of day

Day 4 (14 Sept.)
8:20 Overview of agenda for the day
8:30 Writing groups cont'd (participants assemble by chapters of theSI approaches handbook handbook)
10:00 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 Writing groups cont'd (participants assemble by chapters of theSI approaches handbook handbook)
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Presentation of revised write-ups for the handbook of SI approaches (15 mins presentation + 15 mins discussion) X 4 chapters

- Chapter 1 - Okori, Setimela, Jumbo
- Chapter 2 - Chikowo, Snapp, Kihara, Chirwa

16:00 Tea/Coffe Break
16:30 Presentation of revised write-ups for the handbook of SI approaches (cont'd)

- Chapter 3 - Kihara, Kimaro, Desta, Lyimo, Mhango
- Chapter 4 - Kizito, Swai, Kimaro, Chikowo

17:30 End of day

Day 5 (15 Sept.)
08:20 Overview of agenda for the day
08:30 Presentation of revised write-ups for the handbook of SI approaches (cont'd) (15 mins presentation + 15 mins discussion) X 6 chapters

- Chapter 5 - Thierfelder, Kihara
- Chapter 6 - Lukuyu, Rubanza
- Chapter 7 - Abass, Mutungi, Okori

10:00 Coffee/Tea Break
10:30 Presentation of revised write-ups for the handbook of SI approaches (cont'd)

- Chapter 8 - Ochieng, Jumbo, Chipungu, Muzanila, Mwangwela, Anitha
- Chapter 9 - Claessesns, Gundula, Thierfelder
- Chapter 10 - Sseguya, Muthoni, Chipungu, Vimbayi

12:00 Reporting back from project steering committee meeting & discussion - I. Hoeschle-Zeledon
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Next steps
15:00 Closing


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