AR-Zambia Review-End-of-Project Sept2018

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Africa RISING going to scale in the Eastern Province of Zambia Project
End-of-Project Meeting
27 September 2018
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Objectives[edit | edit source]

  • Present and critically assess the major research and development results of the project.
  • Explore opportunities for further scaling of project outputs and outcomes with different stakeholders beyond Africa RISING action sites in Eastern Province and project life

Agenda[edit | edit source]

8:00 Participants registration

8:30 Introduction of participants/ overview of agenda for the day – Jonathan Odhong’

9:00 Welcome & Opening remarks


- David Chikoye – IITA Southern Africa Hub Director
_Moses Mwale – Zambia Agricultural Research Institute


_Senior USAID Zambia Mission Leadership
-Provincial Permanent Secretary

9:30 Overview presentation - Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon – Project Manager Africa RISING East and Southern Africa (20’ pres.)

9:50 Presentations by Theme Leaders on key outputs and outcomes (Either a ppt or poster whatever the themes prefer. 30’ pres. + 10’ disc.)

-Improving legume seed delivery systems – David Chikoye, IITA

10:30 Tea/Coffee break and group photo

11:00 Presentations cont’d

-Strengthening orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) planting material systems – Felistus Chipungu, CIP
-Strengthening orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) planting material systems – Felistus Chipungu, CIP
-Sustainable intensification of low-input maize-legume systems – Christian Thierfelder, CIMMYT
-Commercializing Aflasafe as biocontrol agent for aflatoxin mitigation – Juliet Akello, IITA

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Feedback about achievements, remaining gaps by the audience

14:30 Discussion about plans and opportunities for further scaling beyond action sites and project life

-Presentations by each theme about their suggestions/arrangements in place (10’ each)
-Group discussions to explore and refine proposals made by the themes (50’ grp. work. Formation of groups by interest)

16:00 Tea/Coffee Break

-16:20 Presentation of outputs from group discussions outputs in plenary with feedback (10’ each)

17:00 Closing remarks

-Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon
-Harry Ngoma

17:30 End of day

19:00 Group dinner

Background materials

Participants (click to download)


Notes[edit | edit source]

Welcome & Opening remarks[edit | edit source]

Dadid Chikoye, Director IITA Southern Africa Hub[edit | edit source]

  • Good morning everyone. Welcome to this meeting. It’s exciting to see a lot of faces here.
  • This initiative started a long time ago, maybe 8 years back. Can I see all of us who were here when we started 8 years ago? Great to see most of you are still here with us!
  • First of all, thank you all for your resilience and more importantly, thank you to the new comers too! We have to keep on working hard to ensure farmers (the ultimate beneficiaries of our activities) are no longer faced by some of the challenges they have today with agriculture.
  • It is impressive that over the past several years, through this project we have made significant achievements. Most of these have always been reported to the donor every year and also during the annual review and planning meetings. There are reports on the good agronomic practices we have developed. There are reports on the numbers of farmers we have reached etc.
  • To me these reports and numbers are important because they showcase what we have achieved.
  • Let me digress a little to announce to all here that 3 weeks ago IITA received the Africa Food Prize Award from the Green Alliance. This prize is not only for IITA, it is for all of us who are here. IITA relies dearly on the support of its partners.
  • I would also like to very much appreciate the United States Government (specifically the USAID Zambia County for supporting the project over the years. Your investments have for sure resulted into great outputs for farmers and even if this project is coming to an end we will reach out to partners and try to scale these out.