Pigeonpea productivity and parameters

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Created Thursday 25th of June, 2015
Last updated Friday 6th of July, 2018
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract Intensification of pigeonpea -soyabean systems through P fertilization
Principal investigator Wezi Mhango
Partners LUANAR, Malawi agric Extension systems, MSU
Other researchers involved Edward mzumara
Contact person Rowland Chirwa
Contact email r.chirwa@cgiar.org
Custodian Rowland Chirwa
Custodian email r.chirwa@cgiar.org, b.haile@cgiar.org
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Data collected from 4/5/2015
Availability date 6/1/2015
License Creative Commons Attribution
Release of confidential data? Yes
Consent obtained? No

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Project title AfricaRISING - Sustainable intensification of maize-legume-livestock integrated farming systems in East and Southern Africa
Project abstract The Malawi project has local theme 'Agro-ecological intensification in Malawi through action research with smallholder farmers' with a lot of emphasis on co-learning with farmers and other stakeholders.The purpose of the Africa RISING Malawi component is to enhance farmer knowledge and support sustainable intensification (SI) pathways for productivity gains in maize-legume diversified systems, that also integrates livestock-related enterprises such as improved fodder for intensified dairy production. The project is setting up a research approach that systematically assesses SI best-bet options that appropriately respond to the needs of resource-poor farmers - particularly female headed households. Building on successful examples of participatory action research and experiences from biophysical research on smallholder farms in Malawi over the past 2 decades, the research team has begun taping into these products of agricultural research to move towards more sustainable smallholder production systems. We envisage that farm-scale production strategies employed by different farm/farmer typologies will be further distilled through scenario analyses using farming systems simulation modeling approaches. The project works with an alliance of actors, (agro-dealers, extension services, NGOs, local government structures, etc) as R4D platforms for the two districts.
Project website http://africa-rising.net/where-we-work/east-and-southern-africa/
Grant code Africa RISING
Donor United States Agency for International Development
Partners ICRAF, CIAT, LUANAR
Start date 1/1/2012
End date 30/9/2016
Principal investigator Sieg Snapp
Other staff involved Regis Chikowo
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