Rapid characterisation of farming systems in Africa RISING - MALAWI

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Created Monday 27th of April, 2015
Last updated Friday 6th of July, 2018
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract Household and community survey in support of Africa RISING farming systems analysis
Principal investigator Jeroen Groot (WUR), Katrien Descheemaeker (WUR)
Partners ICRISAT
Other researchers involved Mary Ollenburger (WUR)
Contact person Jeroen Groot (WUR), Katrien Descheemaeker (WUR)
Contact email jeroen.groot@wur.nl, katrien.descheemaeker@wur.nl
Custodian Jeroen Groot (WUR), Katrien Descheemaeker (WUR)
Custodian email jeroen.groot@wur.nl, katrien.descheemaeker@wur.nl, b.haile@cgiar.org
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Sub-National Level
  • Dedza
  • Ntcheu
Data collected from 01/04/2013
Availability date 01/09/2014
License Creative Commons Attribution
Release of confidential data? Yes
Consent obtained? No
Citation WUR Africa RISING Rapid Characterisation Survey (WUR-RAPID-Malawi), 2014
Acknowledgements Jeroen Groot, Katrien Descheemaeker, Carl Timler, Mirja Michalscheck, Lotte Klapwijk

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Project title AfricaRISING - Sustainable intensification of maize-legume-livestock integrated farming systems in East and Southern Africa
Project abstract Sustainable intensification of mixed crop livestock systems is a key pathway towards better food security, improved livelihoods and a healthy environment. As part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative to address hunger and food security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting three multi-stakeholder agricultural research projects to sustainably intensify key African farming systems. In East and Southern Africa the project is being implemented in Tanzania and Malawi, and Zambia. - In Tanzania the project is being implemented in Babati and Kongwadistricts in Manyara region of northern Tanzania and Kiteto district in Dodoma region, central Tanzania. The action sites were selected to acknowledge agroecological differences, allow appropriate targeting of technologies and strategies, and complement the development efforts of another USAID-supported program, the Tanzania Staples Value Chain (NAFAKA) project. - In Malawi, the project is being implemented in Ntechu and Dedza districts in central Malawi where maize-based productions systems are dominant. Agroecological considerations guided the identification of research action sites. - The pilot site for the study will be Eastern and Lusaka Provinces in Zambia.
Project website http://africa-rising.net/where-we-work/east-and-southern-africa/
Grant code AfricaRISING Policy
Donor United States Agency for International Development
Partners IITA, AVRDC, CIAT, CIMMYT, World Agroforestry Center, IFPRI, ICRISAT, ILRI
Start date 01/04/2013
End date 01/04/2014
Principal investigator Jeroen Groot (WUR), Katrien Descheemaeker (WUR)
Other staff involved Carl Timler (WUR), Mirja Michalscheck (WUR)
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