Sustainable intensification of low-input agriculture systems Zambia

Data and Resources

  • Multiple Trials

    CA mother trials in Sinda, Chipata and Lundazi, Zambia; Doubled-up legume trials under CA and CP in Eastern Zambia; Expanded step trial, Msekera Research Station; Gliricidia intercropping trial in Chipata, Msekera; Green manure cover crop intercropping trial Chipata and Lundazi; Manure management trials in Chipata;

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Dataset metadata

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Created Thursday 1st of December, 2016
Last updated Friday 6th of July, 2018
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract The datasets contain field level trial data on low-input agriculture systems in Zambia
Principal investigator Christian Thierfelder
Principal investigator email C.Thierfelder@CGIAR.ORG
Partners IITA, CIMMYT, AVRDC, CIAT, World Agroforestry Center, IFPRI, ICRISAT, ILRI
Other researchers involved Mulundu Mwila (ZARI), Maambo Mudenda (TLC), Dale Lewis (COMACO), Geoffrey Heinrich (CRS), Sebastian Scott (Grassroot Trust)
Contact person Christian Thierfelder
Contact email C.Thierfelder@CGIAR.ORG
Custodian Christian Thierfelder
Custodian email C.Thierfelder@CGIAR.ORG
Data collected from 01/12/2015
Data collected to 01/07/2016
Availability date 01/09/2016
License Creative Commons Attribution
Release of confidential data? No
Consent obtained? No

Project metadata

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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
Grant code AfricaRISING Policy
Donor United States Agency for International Development
Partners IITA, CIMMYT, AVRDC, CIAT, World Agroforestry Center, IFPRI, ICRISAT, ILRI
Start date 10/01/2015
End date 30/09/2017
Principal investigator Christian Thierfelder (CIMMYT)
Other staff involved Christian Thierfelder (CIMMYT); Peter Setimela(CIMMYT), Munyaradzi Mutenje(CIMMYT); Sebastian Scott (Grassroots trust); Mulundu Mwila (ZARI); Geoff Heinrich, (CRS)