Africa RISING - climatic data from Tanzania

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Created Friday 9th of October, 2015
Last updated Thursday 5th of July, 2018
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract Rainfall, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction and other climatic variables collected from two automated weather stationsat hourly intervals.
Principal investigator Fred Kizito
Partners CIAT IITA SARI TALIRI
Other researchers involved Kennedy Nganga
Contact person Fred Kizito
Contact email f.kizito@cgiar.org
Custodian Fred Kizito
Custodian email f.kizito@cgiar.org, b.haile@cgiar.org
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Data collected from 01/03/2015
Availability date 09/10/2015
License Creative Commons Attribution
Release of confidential data? Yes
Consent obtained? No
Citation Africa RISING 2015
Acknowledgements Africa RISING 2015

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Project title Tanzania Climatic Data
Project abstract The Tanzania project has local theme 'Agro-ecological intensification in Tanzania 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.
Donor USAID
Partners CIAT IITA SARI TALIRI
Start date 01/03/2014
End date 01/12/2015
Principal investigator Fred Kizito
Other staff involved Kennedy Nganga
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