KULIMA-Promoting Farming in Malawi : Improving the access to and use of agriculture research innovations by Malawian farmers
In the frame of the KULIMA programme, this action is in support of the KULIMA Farmer Field School activities. It is expected to provide the necessary agriculture research innovations to increase productivity and diversify production by Malawian farmers in view of food security, improved nutrition and enhanced income potential.
The project was designed on the background of the availability of different CGIAR centres conducting research activities in Malawi. It was considered that mobilizing the various CGIAR centres constituted a good opportunity to access the innovations developed by the various research centres in Malawi in close collaboration with the national research department (DARS).
The current project involves thus participation of 7 CGIAR centers (CIP, CIMMYT, CIAT, ICRISAT, ICRAF, IITA and World Fish Center) under coordination by GiZ. The CGIAR centres provide technical training to the Master Trainers (MTs) and Community Based Facilitators (CBFs) in their respective areas of specialisation. In addition to this, CGIAR centres are involved in practical exposure of the trainees to the various technologies through field trials established around the (Research Training Centers) RTCs with topics articulated on 6 packages of integrated technologies which are as following:
At the end of the 3rd year of implementation, the following main achievement can be highlighted:
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