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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At the tail end of 2014, Africa RISING scientists and government extension agents held a series of feedback meetings with farmers in Tanzania’s Babati District. This photo trip report provides a visual overview of the issues encountered and activities undertaken by the project team during the feedback meetings in those areas. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

ILRI's Violet Barasa reports on recent Livestock and Fish CRP lessons from using a pilot gender capacity assessment methodology in Tanzania. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

Under the SIMLEZA-Africa RISING project, the implementation of conservation agriculture technologies is a key intervention. For just the past 2 years, the project has already seen positive outcomes on the practices and lives of its farmer-beneficiaries in its target communities in the Eastern Province of Zambia. Here we highlight one of our farmer 'success stories' who have been practicing CA technologies introduced in the country by the project. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

Research-for-Development platform by Africa RISING in Babati District, Tanzania is stimulating learning and innovation about productivity, nutrition as well as opening up business possibilities for farmers within the locality. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

Mrs. Ephraim Lukumay, a farmer in Bermi village, Babati District of Tanzania tells of how Amaranth farming has changed her life for the better - thanks to Africa RISING initiative to promote the vegetable in collaboration with AVRDC. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

In December 2014, the MilkIT project (Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches) held final workshops in Lushoto and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. On 11 December, team members met in an 'Outreach Meeting' with various stakeholders and partners. The aim of the meeting was to continue synthesizing the key insights of the project through interactions with a wider community. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Dec/2014

The CIAT-led project ‘Sustainable Intensification of Crop-livestock Systems through Improved Forages’, funded by the USAID Linkage program with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish aims to assess environmental impacts of tropical forage technologies. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

A legume delight! How Africa RISING is combating malnutrition and food insecurity in Malawi by holding practical nutrition workshops for farming communities. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Dec/2014

Africa RISING is creating awareness on available and appropriate labour-saving and efficient weed management practices to boost rice production in Tanzania. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Dec/2014

A new study reports on how, despite being relatively new, the Dairy Development Forum (DDF) in Tanzania is helping to improve Tanzania’s dairy sector, largely by sharing information, especially through membership associations, Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

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Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist

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People working on Southern Africa

Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist