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Mission

The EWA-BELT project aims at developing Sustainable Intensification (SI) of agriculture productions in organic, agroforestry and mixed crop and livestock farming systems in 38 study areas of 6 countries belonging to EAST (Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania) and WEST (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Sierra Leone) Africa.

The research activities, carried out in Farmer Field Research Units (FFRU), address areas such as marginalized or abandoned lands and existing agricultural lands to increase their yield potential.

Through integrated participative research innovative tools (FFRU, ICT, Integrated Pest Disease Management - IPDM) and identification and dissemination of best practices, participating countries will be linked into an interregional East-West African BELT able to reinforce Sustainable Intensification in agriculture. The project will introduce highly innovative, cost-affordable technologies, to be easily used in the field by unskilled personnel. EWA-BELT will address gender issues and empowering women at every stage of the process.

 

Finally, to maximize the impact, project results (in progress and final achievements) will be disseminated yearly during the Infopoverty World Conference at the UN Headquarters, one of the highest-level initiatives to elaborate strategies and design solutions towards Sustainable Intensification.

Governance of the Project

Scientific Advisory

Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), set up during the KOM, will be composed by external experts not directly involved in the project with a very good depth and breadth of expertise. SAB will consist of...

Project Management

Board

The Project Management Board will prepare and manage the project meetings. The activity includes the preparation of agendas, invitations, documents and reports, logistics of ...

Regional Boards

(West and East Africa)

For the local support have been created two Regional boards (RB), one for each African region, to coordinate the activities to be implemented at regional level as well as to promote...

Silvia Ciacci (West)

Antony Kimaro (East)

a.kimaro@cgiar.org

EWA-BELT Events

EVENT

XX

Infopoverty World Conference

In December, 4 we concluded the Kick off Meetings with the XX IWC, the annual Conference organized by OCCAM and available in streaming on the UNWebTV

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862848

Contact us 

 ewabelt@uniss.it

For Communication and Dissemination activities

 info@ewabelt.eu

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