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  • Objectives of the planning workshop

  • Explain the Agronomy Master Plan

  • Identify main actions in each cluster

  • Organize each actions (provide a planning table)

  • Assign responsibilities (to each of the actions identified)

  • Fix time lines (to ensure timely deliver of outputs)


N2Africa project- D to R model

  • The Development-to-Research concept driving the agronomy activities of N2Africa.

  • ‘D&D’ refers to ‘Delivery and Dissemination’

  • ‘R&D’ to ‘Research and Development’,

  • ‘A&A’ to ‘Adaptation and Adoption’, and

  • ‘M&E’ to ‘Monitoring and Evaluation’. The dotted line within the D&D circle indicates that agronomy activities are driven by learning from D&D.


Agronomy Master Plan

The N2Africa Phase II has five major objectives

– AMP addresses all the three

  • AMP consists of four interlinked activity clusters:-

  • The Diagnosis activity clusters

  • The Researcher-managed Agronomy activity cluster

  • The Demonstration activity cluster

  • The Adaptation activity cluster evaluates

Each activity cluster contains a number of specific tasks/actions


Agronomy Master Plan

  • Objectives of the planning workshop

  • Explain the AMP

  • Identify main actions in each cluster

  • Organize each actions (provide a planning table)

  • Assign responsibilities (to each of the actions identified)

  • Fix time lines (to ensure timely deliver of outputs)


Bridging year -Target Regions/Action Sites (Woreda)/Location

  • Target legumes

  • Chickpea

  • Faba bean

  • Common bean

  • Soybean

1

2

  • 10Woredas; 30Kebeles; 170 plots

3

1 - 4 Woredas

4

K2

K3

K1 (district)

F1

F2

F3

F4

F5

F1

F2

F3

F4

F5

Input

F1

F2

F3

F4

F5

Var.

FTC

FTC


Protocols – Bridging year

I. Demo/ dissemination (Baby trials )- on individual farmers plot , non replicated

II. Input trail (on FTC) -information generation but also dissemination& demo

III. Varietal trail (on FTC) -replicated , -information generation but also dissemination& demo


Agronomy Master Plan

The N2Africa Phase II has five major objectives

– AMP addresses the three

  • AMP consists of four interlinked activity clusters:-

  • The Diagnosis activity clusters

  • The Researcher-managed Agronomy activity cluster

  • The Demonstration activity cluster

  • The Adaptation activity cluster evaluates

Each activity cluster contains a number of specific tasks/actions


Interactions between activity clusters

Diagnosis

(25-100/action site)

Adaptation

(200-1000/act. site)

Demonstration

(25-50/action site)

Agronomy

Research

(5)


Demonstrations- bridging year

Nasir / Ibado


10m / 14 rows

The Diagnosis activity cluster

G

R

Plot 2.

Plot 1.

Aims to identify main biophysical causes for existing yield gaps

0.75m

  • Actions for country teams

  • Site selection- (trial locations) (25 – 100/Woreda (action site)

  • Variety choice

  • Establish need for inoculants (faba bean)

  • Procurement of materials for trial establishment (seed, fertilizer and inoculant…)

  • Engagement of farmers for establishing on-farm trials

  • Collecting of associated observations (soil, weather etc.)

  • Planting, managing, and harvesting the trials

  • Data collection

10m / 14 rows

Plot 4.

Plot 3.

Y

B

Ex. Plot layout for a 4 treatment trial

R. Red (control) (-P-I)

G. Green, (-P+I)

Y .Yellow, (+P-I)

B. Blue, (+P+I)


The Agronomy research clusters

Aims to generate system recommendations (non responsive soils, trial of untested varieties, input and management practices)

  • Based on data collected and analyzed :

  • Define specific hypothesis about factors limiting legume productivity

  • Define specific hypothesis about factors causing non-response to inputs (missing nutrient?)

  • Researcher managed and minimum number of trials

  • Assessment of the occurrence of non responsiveness - missing nutrient?

  • Agronomic trials to establish recommendation for improved legume production


The Agronomy research clusters

  • Actions for country teams: (short –term; Missing Nutrient?)

  • Site selection (Where?) few in number – where non responsiveness exists

  • Determination of relevant treatments and experimental design

  • Execution of trials and data collection

  • Actions for country teams: (long-term; systems research – rotation )

  • Site selection and institutional/farmer engagement (FTC?), one per region?

  • Establishment of trial (Treatments: control, rotation, pure legume, pure cereal), 3-5 Rep

  • Organize long term data collection


The Demonstration cluster

Aims for large scale on-farm demonstration of tested (best-bet) technology options- legume intensification

  • Actions for country teams:

  • Definition of basket of options

  • Site selection

  • Procurement of materials for trial establishment (seed, fertilizer and inoculant…)

  • Engaging associations/kebeles [25 – 50/Woreda (action site)]

  • Selection of demonstration fields and definition of subsets of options for each field

  • Treatment structure and experimental design

  • Design and planning of associated observations (soil, weather etc.)

  • Execution of trials and data collection

  • Organizing field days and communicating results


The Demonstration clusters

  • Definition of basket of options ?

  • Do we have options/practices currently farmers use? eg. Application of manure in Uganda

Demo/ dissemination (Baby trials )- on individual farmers plot , non replicated


The Adaptation cluster

Involves a large number (200 -1000 per site) of small fields that form de-facto satellites of the demonstration

  • Actions for country teams:

  • Site selection (trial location)(avoid extremely bad or good soil, Take market access into account)

  • Engagement and registration of participating farmers

  • Procurement of materials for trial establishment (seed, fertilizer and inoculant…)

  • Prepare farmer-specific technology packages, farmers interest

  • (Small scale experiments around the themes: variety, input, management, systems agronomy. Always include farmers normal practice/variety as a control)

  • Collection of farmer feed back

  • Selection subsets of trials for detailed monitoring and measurement



Nutrition and Gender loops – also points for group work

Nutrition aspect:Recipe preparations, supplementary food (food processing) andawareness creation on nutritive value of the legumes, at least incollaboration with partners (e.g, Hawassa University: in collaborationwith Food Science Department, etc.) for demonstration activity clusteror also others.Gender mainstreaming:Women participation in project activities (technology development,food quality and market attributes of legumes), business developmentfor women groups (village level collective marketing), etc.



SNNPRS - Work Plan, Team, Roles and Responsibilities

  • Target legumes: Common Bean and Chickpea

  • Project sites (Woredas) :-

  • Common bean:- Boricha, Halaba (?)

  • Chickpea : - Damote Gale, Meskan (?)

Diagnosis Activity Cluster

  • A. Boricha: Project location (Kebele), Trial location (Farmers plot) & Team

  • SheloAbore; 2. SheloElancho; 3 Belela 4. SedomoChala 5. ???

  • Trial Locations (famers plots) = 50 (10/Kebele)

  • Team

    • Tulu Degefu

    • GalfatoGabiso

    • #1 Woreda expert ??

    • #2 DAs (In the Kebele 1,2,3,4,5)


Work plan: Diagnosis Activity cluster – Boricha

  • Actions:

  • Procurement of inputs (seeds, fertilizer, inoculant required)

  • Calculate amount of each needed/trial location (farmer plot) and then for 50 formers plot

  • Total Trial locations (Farmers Plots) = 50 (10 farmers per Kebele)

  • Variety = Nasir

  • Treatment 4 (+P+R, +P-R, -P+R, -P-R) but NPS/DAP?

  • P rate= 25kg/ha (DAP)

  • 2. Selection of trials locations (10 farmers /kebele)

  • 3. Engagement of farmers for establishment of trials

  • 4. Collecting of associated observations (soil, weather etc.)

  • 5. Planting, managing, and harvesting the trials

  • 6. Data collection

  • 7. Reporting

  • 8. Budget

  • 9. MoU



  • A. Halaba: Trial location (Farmers plot) & Team

  • Kebeles (Project location)

  • ???; 2. ????; 3 ??? 4. ???? 5. ???

  • Famers plots (Trial Locations ) = 50 (10/Kebele)

  • 3. Team

    • HU/SARI (Tulu Degefu/GalfatoGabiso/SARI ?)

    • #1 Woreda expert ??

    • #2 DAs (In the Kebele 1,2,3,4,5)


Work plan diagnostic cluster halaba
Work plan – Diagnostic cluster (Halaba)

Work Plan for Chickpea – Damot Gale, Meskan?



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