Podcaster 52


N2Africa Podcaster 52

May and June 2018

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In May, the N2Africa team met in Rwanda for our Annual Planning Meeting together with the N2Africa Advisory Board and local partners. This is the last year of N2Africa Phase II and the meeting was a chance to reflect on progress so far and to plan for the future. In particular we finalised planning for an impact study which is now in full swing across the N2Africa core countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda) and on which we will report in due course. You can read more detailed reports on the workshop in this Podcaster.

Christian Witt, our Senior Programme Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commented that N2Africa is ‘not-just-another-project’, ...

Impressions of the N2Africa Annual Planning Meeting and field trip in Rwanda 15-18 May 2018
The former Country Coordinator for Rwanda, Speciose Kantengwa took the lead in organizing our last full team meeting in Rwanda, a country that differs from others within N2Africa by climate and geography. Country coordinators of both Tier 1 and Core Countries, Business Development Officers, members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, our donor representative, Research coordinators, Leadership team and support gathered, together with representatives from the NGO’s and institutions from Rwanda that took over working with the Knowledge after the end or Phase I. ...

Practicing with maps and partner data


A flavour of the N2Africa Annual Planning Meeting in Rwanda

N2Africa is approaching the end of Phase II for the core countries while the Tier 1 countries phased out at the end of 2017. The N2Africa Annual Planning Meeting held in the Grand Legacy Hotel in Kigali (15-18 May) focused on exploring opportunities for Core and Tier 1 countries to continue their catalytic roles in providing technical backup to other projects and to stimulate diffusion of N2Africa technologies. Discussions were centred around the question “how can N2Africa reach 80% of the farmers who would benefit from N2Africa technologies?”. ...

Field trip: climbing beans in Rwanda

In the morning of May 17th buses took all participants of the Annual Planning Meeting through a hilly landscape to two sites in Northern Rwanda that were first approached by N2Africa back in 2010: Gahunga action site and Muko action site.

Photo: Ms. Gasilida and Mr Hakizimana Rwbasira showing varieties of climbing beans at Gahunga action site

Reflections from our Rwandan colleagues

The Rwanda team, who organized this years' annual meeting also had the possibility to invite a number of partners from Phase I, for them to share experience on how they continued disseminating N2Africa technologies with a minimum intervention of the project, and also interact with other members of the N2Africa family and learn from them. Four of them gave feedback on the meeting.

Reports and other output uploaded on the N2Africa website

N2Africa Review of policies relating to legume intensification in N2Africa countries.

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