Southern Africa

ILRI opened an office in Maputo, Mozambique, in May of 2006. Zimbabwean animal scientist Siboniso Moyo serves as ILRI’s Regional Representative by facilitating ILRI’s involvement in the region by identifying opportunities and developing partnerships with the intention of coordinating activities to not only improve conditions, but educate as well. Read more...
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On 8 May 2014 the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program supported the Global Knowledge Initiative's (GKI) dairy value chain collaboration colloquium in Kampala. It sponsored three Tanzania dairy value chain partners who participated as challengers in the event. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jul/2014

‘Sustainable intensification of crop-livestock systems through improved forages’ is this year’s CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish and US university linkages winning proposal. ‘The core of the cooperation with Washington State University is to calibrate CropSyst for selected forages, support ongoing work on adding inter-cropping to the functionalities of CropSyst and apply it in case studies in Southern Africa. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jul/2014

It is almost a year since Kees Swaans presented this paper at an international workshop on New models for innovation for development held at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom in July 2013, but we are now pleased to share with you the open source article: Operationalizing inclusive innovation: Lessons from innovation platforms in livestock value chains in […]

imGoats, Jul/2014

Rice yields in Africa are low but this can be reversed with good management practices. For example, the yields can double and even triple when rice is transplanted as opposed to broadcasting. This farmer to farmer video produced by the Africa Rice Center shows farmers how to transplant seeds of lowland rice. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/2014

More than 200 participants attended the launch of the Tanzanian phase of the East Africa Dairy Development project in late March 2014, among them players in the country’s dairy sector, including dairy processors, officials from the Tanzania Dairy Board, dairy farmers, banks, microfinance organisations and ILRI. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jun/2014

Effective weed management can increase rice yields by more than 50%. This farmer to farmer video shows how to control weeds in lowland rice by using herbicides in a safe and efficient way. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jun/2014

Weeds are important constraints for rice production. Effective weed management can increase yields by more than 50%, but usually takes a lot of time. This farmer to farmer video produced by the Africa Rice Center shows farmers how to control weeds in lowland rice most effectively. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jun/2014

Four university students and three laboratory technicians from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania successfully completed a week-long training workshop on microbiological assessment of milk quality and safety. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Jun/2014

In far-flung Seloto Village, Babati district, Manyara Region, Northern Tanzania, a trail-blazing farmer participating in the Africa RISING project shows researchers how farming system integration works. Farmer Andrea Mayi is successfully integrating crop, livestock, and tree farming in his 6-acre (4.2 hectares) farm consisting of 1.2 hectares (3 acres) each of crops and livestock farming systems, and a tree farm. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jun/2014

Weeds are important constraints for rice production. Effective weed management can increase yields by more than 50%, but usually takes a lot of time. One such labor-saving method is the use of the rotary weeder. This farmer to farmer video produced by the Africa Rice Center shows farmers how to control weeds in lowland rice most effectively. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jun/2014

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Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist
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Siboniso Moyo

People working on Southern Africa

Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist