CRP-GLDC ‘Science Meeting’ in Nairobi, Kenya
The CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (CRP-GLDC) organised its ‘Science Meeting’ from 25-29 November, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya . The Science Meeting was attended by GLDC partner institutions from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to identify the research priorities for 2020.
In a unique initiative, CRP-GLDC dedicated one day to Write-Shop for collaborative innovative proposals for the semi-arid and sub-humid dryland agro-ecologies of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
As part of this meeting, CRP-GLDC also organised exposure visits on the second day to the Plant Transformation Lab at Kenyatta University, Nairobi and the Peanut Processing Unit of Greenforest Foods Limited at Embakasi, Nairobi.
Day 1: Presentations by Flagship Programs (FP)
FP1: Priority Setting and Impact Acceleration
Presenters: Arega Alene, Michael Hauser and Karl Hughes
Scaling up the impact of legumes and cereals in the drylands
Presenter: Michael Hauser
GLDC Impact Evidencing Strategy
Presenter: Karl Hughes
FP3: Integrated Farm and Household Management
Presenter: Jules Bayala
Day 2: Field Trips
CRP-GLDC team and the partners visit the Plant Transformation Laboratory (PTL) at Kenyatta University, in Nairobi
The CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (CRP-GLDC) held its annual ‘Science Meeting’ in Nairobi, Kenya from 25-29 November, 2019. As part of this meeting, CRP-GLDC organised a one-day exposure visit to the Plant Transformation Laboratory (PTL)… Read more
CRP-GLDC team and the partners visit the Groundnut Processing Unit of the Greenforest Foods Limited
As part of this meeting, the participants of GLDC Science Meeting also went to the Groundnut Processing Unit of Greenforest Foods Limited at Embakasi in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr Matheka Athanas, Founder and CEO of Greenforest Foods Limited demonstrated the entire process to… Read more
Day 3: Research Priorities 2020
Group discussions on Research Priorities for 2020
The FP Leaders held extensive group discussions on Day 3 within their Flagships for the research priorities for 2020. This session provided another opportunity to the participants to discuss, reflect and share their ideas and observations with their group to firm up the research priorities.
Day 4: Presentations on Report Back Sessions on Research Priorities for 2020
Day 5: Write-Shops
Write-Shop 1: Systems research to transform agriculture for climate resilience in SAT: Legume intensification transforming agri-food systems for healthy landscapes and people in SSA
The participants representing ICRISAT, ICRAF, ICARDA, IITA, ILRI, CORAF, and NARS partners from Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Tanzania, Kenya, Bangladesh, Myanmar and India had a very productive brainstorming to agree …. Read more
Write-Shop 2: Crop modernization: Leveraging partnerships to achieve greater economic value through advanced new crop development
The meeting was designed to start cooperation of multidisciplinary collaboration with the end in mind. Often breeding takes the push approach; if a better product is designed, people will take it. Although there are many important potential traits we could have… Read more
Write-Shop 3: Bio-fortification of GLDC crops to ensure healthy and nutritious food systems under climate change scenarios
The project goal is to reduce malnutrition for millions of people in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA by increasing availability to GLDC crops in daily diet, and provide sustainability to agri-food systems. The outputs of the project contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2 that aims to reduce poverty… Read more
The CRP-GLDC organized a write shop to bring together key experts in basic and applied research on host-Striga interactions to explore ideas and approaches to deliver towards Striga resistant sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet varieties to farmers. Objectives: Take a stock of ongoing activities within respective groups and to come up with a common strategy…. Read more
Write-Shop 5: Empowerment of ‘non-youth’: Identifying young women in scaling of GLDC technologies (She-Empower)
As part of the CRP-GLDC background studies on youth strategy, qualitative studies were carried out in rural Tanzania among respondents of different ages (15 to 70 years old). Through life histories and focus group discussions, the respondents were asked about their… Read more
Description of Past and On-going Activities Host plant resistance: Over the last few decades, CIMMYT, ICRISAT and IITA together with national partners and seed companies have developed and deployed an array of improved climate-resilient tropical sub-tropical maize… Read more