Strengthening Research Capacity to Enhance Natural Resources Management and Improve Rural Livelihoods (sub-Saharan Africa)

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES) in Africa to apply participatory approaches and cutting-edge ideas to research for development. The project will involve a series of iterative steps including learning, practice, reflection and feedback, and focus on improving soil management. The results will help meet the demands of various groups (nongovernmental organizations, community-based organizations, farmers' groups, local decision-makers) for knowledge and technology, and contribute to the food and income security of the rural poor by enhancing the capacity of the NARES for effective applied research.

Project ID

103679

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Friday, March 31, 2006

End Date

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Butare, Innocent

Total funding

CA$ 1,016,700

Country(s)

North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Project Leader

Andre Bationo

Institution

International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Institution Country

Kenya

Institution Website

http://www.ciat.cgiar.org