Competitiveness of Agribusiness - Results Factsheet

Entrepreneurship has been mainstreamed into the different undergraduate curricula of the faculties involved and departments have implemented practical agri-entrepreneurship courses for undergraduate students. A new Master programme (Master of Science in Agri-enterprise Development) which is hands-on and student centred in its curriculum delivery has been developed and implemented in the universities of Gulu and Egerton. Two cohorts of students have been admitted.

ECIATA - Results Factsheet

Certificate level training courses were developed and mainstreamed into partner HEIs curricula that will form the basis of a future Masters/PhD Programme in International Agricultural Trade Policy. 300 West African officials have been informed on international trade agreements, including WTO, Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ETLS) and the ECOWAS Agriculture Policy (ECOWAP) that impact the West African agricultural sector.

L³EAP - Results Factsheet

The scientific, technical and management capacities of the universities of Mauritius and of the South Pacific on energy security, access and efficiency have been enhanced. Capacities have been built to design, develop and implement mentored online lifelong learning courses (LLL). In both Mauritius and the South Pacific knowledge and skills have been developed that will enable staff to modernise their educational and research programmes and build relevant capacity in the energy sector.

AgIM - Results Factsheet

A Master of Science programme in Agriculture Information Management and Precision Farming has been developed, introduced and officially accredited in Cape Verde and Mozambique. Graduates will be able to utilise their skills in geographic information systems (GIS) and precision farming, a field considered strategically relevant and consistent with Cape Verde’s and Mozambique’s socio-economic development priorities.

iLINOVA - Results Factsheet

Technical liaison desks were set up to facilitate and institutionalise university-industry-civil society links. A mobile application system to enhance information access on livestock production and management was developed. The multipurpose centre at Egerton University was renovated – renamed to Centre of Excellence for Livestock Innovation and Business, CoELIB – and hosts recording, meeting, laboratory and office spaces, as well as the African Academy of Dairy Sciences.

StopRats - Results Factsheet

Groups of researchers, knowledge disseminators, policy makers, public and private sector service providers and end users in several African countries discussed rodent pest issues and why rodents continue to be a severe pest problem for the great majority of African families. These discussions have resulted in a number of high-impact publications aimed at informing policy, raising awareness and generating new knowledge about the constraints and opportunities to improve rodent pest control in Africa.

Boosting coffee productivity - Results Factsheet

Two tissue culture laboratories were modernised and operationalised in Kenya and Malawi. Standard laboratory operating protocols for the ‘temporary immersion system’ were formulated. The laboratories produced 103,000 coffee plantlets. Three nurseries for weaning of tissue culture plantlets were established in Kenya and 75 farmer-owned nurseries in Malawi. Fertility status of coffee soils in Central and Northern Malawi were determined and the information as well as fertiliser advice made available to coffee stakeholders.

AFRHINET - Results Factsheet

A technology-transfer and market-oriented framework strategy focusing on rainwater harvesting and its use in agriculture was produced. In addition, a transnational ‘ACP-EU network on rainwater harvesting irrigation (RWHI) for improved food security and poverty alleviation (AFRHINET)’ for sub-Saharan Africa was established. This network facilitates the exchange and transfer of efficient and innovative know-how and technologies in the field of RWHI.

GeosAF - Results Factsheet

Through the application of geomatics technologies, epidemiological knowledge of national veterinary services has been strengthened, updated, adapted to local contexts and allowed for development of vector-borne diseases’ control strategies for improved livestock production. 15 key-persons from public veterinary services from Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique were trained in recent geomatics (mapping) technologies and improved their knowledge on the distribution of ticks and tsetse flies.

Crop wild relatives - Results Factsheet

Over 50 scientific staff from 14 countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) were trained on in situ conservation methodologies, predictive characterisation and pre-breeding of crop wild relatives to better conserve and use these resources. A toolkit on conservation planning of crop wild relatives, templates and tools for preparing National Strategic Action Plans for the conservation and use of crop wild relatives as well as National Strategic Action Plans for Mauritius, South Africa and Zambia were developed.