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Africa RISING project: Local agro-ecological knowledge as a basis for sustainable intensification of tree- crop- livestock systems in the Ethiopian highlands: Sinana Woreda, Oromo Region

Martha Cronin, Genevieve Lamond, Tim Pagella, Fergus Sinclair, Aster Gebrekirstos & Kiros Hadgu
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/25286This study provides results from local knowledge studies conducted in Sinana woreda, Oromo region. The local knowledge was used as a means of understanding fine-scale variation in a non-homogenous smallholder system in the wheat-belt of the Ethiopian highlands. The research was supported through the USAID funded project Africa RISING (Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation). The project was launched as part of the US government’s Feed the Future...

Africa RISING Project: Sustainable tree-crop-livestock intensification as a pillar for the Ethiopian climate resilient green economy initiative

Aster Gebrekirstos
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/25253In 2012, Africa RISING funded an ‘early win’ project in Ethiopia led by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). The project aims to underpin the Ethiopian Climate Resilient Green Economy Initiative by providing early win tree species and management options for integrating fruit, fodder, fuelwood, fertilizer and timber trees in fields, farms and landscapes. This will enable sustainable intensification of farm systems by expanding the scope of options promoted by the...

Replication data for: Would strictly enforced forestry regulations affect farmers’ stated intentions to plant indigenous fruits trees? Insights from Cameroon

Foundjem-Tita Et. Al.
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/28239From theory it is expected that forestry laws and regulations affect the adoption of agroforestry technologies, such as planting of indigenous fruit trees. These trees are important sources of nutrients and income to thousands of farmers. However data on farmers’ perceptions and behaviour towards such policy instruments are scarce and contradictory. Based on data collected from 394 households in Cameroon, using a structured questionnaire, farmers’ awareness, perception and willingness to...

Fostering collective action at landscape level: Success factors of smallholder innovation platforms in the Eastern Highlands of Kenya and Uganda

Verrah Otiende, Joseph Tanui, Anthony Waititu, Mieke Bourne & Jeremias Mowo
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/27888Strong and vibrant smallholder groups provide opportunities to the community to play a role in rural development and benefit from it. However, most of those groups do not have the capacity to individually influence rural development. Bringing groups together facilitates access to combined knowledge and leverages complementary assets. This study identifies factors influencing the success of two smallholder innovation platforms in Embu and Kapchorwa. A five-level likert scale survey questionnaire...

Return on Investment of RWH technologies in dryland areas of Eastern region of Kenya

Kennedy Mwetu, Andrew Gerard, Maimbo Malesu, Mick O'Neill, Jonathan Muriuki, Alex Oduor, Benjamin Danga, Patrick Kariuki, Verrah Otiende & Paul Baraka
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/27800The research study evaluated the effectiveness of rainwater harvesting technologies in Eastern Kenya through identifying conditions under which these technologies provide economic opportunities for smallholder farmers in the dryland areas of Eastern Kenya. Key variables in the study were: RWH technologies being used; Household sources of income; educational background of household members. Data collection was done through household survey questionnaires. The overall goal of this research was to improve the...

Maturity Assessment Validation Survey Data

Joseph Tanui, Verrah Otiende, Joan Kimaiyo, Mieke Bourne & Douglas Bwire
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/27592Validation survey conducted to evaluate the advancement processes of smallholder farmer groups in the six sites of the Strengthening Rural Institutions (SRI) project; Embu, Bungoma, Kapchorwa, Masindi, Pemba, and Lushoto.

Replication data for: Alemagi et al 2014 REDD+ readiness process in Cameroon: an analysis of multi-stakeholder perspectives

Dieudonne Et Al. Alemagi
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/27185Cameroon has been a keen participant in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation plus conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+) negotiations since 2005 and has engaged in activities to enhance the implementation of REDD+. This article reviews progress on REDD+ readiness in Cameroon based on a multiple REDD+ functions framework. Results show that some progress has been made in terms of planning and coordination,...

Replication data for: Alemagi et al 2014 Intensification of Cocoa Agroforetry systems as REDD Strategy in Cameroon -IJAS

Dieudonne Et Al. Alemagi
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/27183Tree planting and the use of inputs within cocoa agroforestry systems are key intensification pathways for enhancing the contribution of these systems to REDD+. However, scholarship on the hurdles, motivations, and challenges pertaining to intensification of these systems remains surprisingly scanty. A questionnaire addressing these knowledge gaps was administered to 461 cocoa farmers randomly selected from 10 communities in the South Region of Cameroon. The lack of technical support was...

Optimum Pruning Strategies for Reducing Crop Suppression in a gmelina-maize Smallholder Agroforestry System in Claveria, Philippines

M Bertomeu
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/26793On-farm trials were conducted to assess the effects of four branch pruning levels on maize grain yield, tree growth and stem shape. The experimental plots consisted of gmelina (Gmelina arborea R.Br.) trees planted at 1 x 10 m with maize intercropped in the 10 m-wide alleys between lines of trees. Pruning levels consisted of retaining a live crown ratio of 60-’70% (T1), 40-50% (T2); 30-40% (T3) and of 20-30% (T4)....

Impact of fodder shrubs in East Africa

F. Place, R. Roothaert, L. Maina, S. Franzel, J. Sinja & J. Wanjiku
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/26691The objective of this study is twofold, to demonstrate (1) the effects of fodder shrubs on milk production and their value at the household and regional level and (2) the contribution of research by the World Agroforestry Centre toward strengthening the impact of fodder shrubs. The study is a synthesis of previous studies related to dissemination, adoption and impact combined with two new analyses, one quantitatively measuring the impact of...

Climate change perceptions and adaptations of rural households in Western Kenya

John Pender, Ephraim Nkonya, Frank Place, Jupiter Ndjeunga & Edward Kato
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/26666The ICRAF contribution was to collect and analyse data from Kenya as part of a four country study on climate change perceptions and responses by rural communities and farmers. The formal survey was done in Bondo and Bungoma districts. The study found that farmers were undertake a range of different ex ante and ex post measures in response to various drivers and incentives. SLM type of investments were made to...

Energy demand survey in rural commercial centers of Western Kenya

Cadogan Stephanie, OSullivan Lilian & Place Frank
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/26665Due to increases in demand for fossil fuels and in the price of fuels, availability of energy to those of limited resources has declined. Access to sustainable energy is increasingly recognised as both a mechanism and a requirement for development. Thus, increasingly the role of energy, including bioenergy, in development and poverty reduction process is being considered. This study investigates demand for the proposed pyrolysis unit to generate bioenergy in...

Western Kenya Integrated Ecosystem Management Project (WKIEMP) Ex Post Household Survey

Place Frank, Sinja Judith & Shiluli Maurice
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/26664This study assessed the economic impact of the WKIEMP project on households in the Nyando and Yala river basins of Western Kenya. The survey included 362 households which together formed three groups – those formally involved in WKIEMP, those informally involved in WKIEMP and those not involved in WKIEMP. The data captured included variables on household characteristics and details of adoption behaviour of the interventions offered by the project. Further...

Replication data for: Effects of transformation processes on plant species richness and diversity in homegardens of the Nuba Mountains, Sudan

Martin Wiehle, Sven Goenster, Jens Gebauer, Seifeldin Ali Mohamed, Andreas Buerkert & Katja Kehlenbeck
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/26620Traditional homegardens (HGs) are considered to harbor high levels of plant diversity and have been therefore characterized as sustainable agro-ecosystems suitable for on-farm (incl. circa situm) conservation of plant genetic resources. While the functional structure of traditional HGs is poorly understood specifically for semi-arid and arid regions, their plant species richness and diversity is increasingly threatened by recent and fast evolving agricultural transformation processes. This has been particularly claimed for...

End of Project Evaluation for Community Agroforestry Tree Seed bank project in Malawi

Gudeta Sileshi, Betserai Nyoka, Godfrey Kundhlande, Emma Gausi, Bruce Sosola, Joyce Njoloma & Simon Mng'omba
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/26582The Community Agroforestry Tree Seed Banks project was implemented between 2009 and 2012 in Malawi and Mozambique. It was implemented by ICRAF SA in partnership with National Smallholders Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM), Land Resources Conservation Department (LRCD), and Total Land Care (TLC), Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM), Forestry Research Institute of Malawi (FRIM) in Malawi; and Department of Agriculture and Economic Activities (SDAE) and Mozambique Leaf in Mozambique.The main purpose...

Extending - Agroforestry Food Security Programe

Gudeta Sileshi
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/26566Agroforestry Food Security Programme (AFSP) is being funded by the Flanders International Cooperation Agency (FICA). The programme is being implemented in Malawi in the districts of Mzimba South and Kasungu and runs between 2013 to 2015. The project is an extension of the AFSP II project that is funded by IrishAid and currently being implemented in Mzimba North, Dedza and Thyolo districts in Malawi. The Programme aims to 10,000 rural...

Replication data for: Productivity of Acacia angustissima accessions at two sites in the subtropiProductivity of Acacia angustissima accessions at two sites in the subtropics

Isaac Nyoka
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/26088Low leaf biomass yields coupled with small land sizes are some of the major constraints faced by smallholder farmers that grow protein-rich fodder trees and shrubs. Given these challenges, availability of highly productive seed sources would be important to enable farmers to produce leaf fodder in sufficient quantities. 14 accessions of Acacia angustissima were evaluated for leaf, wood and total biomass production at two subtropical sites with uni-modal rainfall in...

Replication data for: Productivity of Acacia angustissima accessions at two sites in the subtropics

G. Sileshi B. I. Nyoka
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/25749Low leaf biomass yields coupled with small land sizes are some of the major constraints faced by smallholder farmers that grow protein-rich fodder trees and shrubs. Given these challenges, availability of highly productive seed sources would be important to enable farmers to produce leaf fodder in sufficient quantities. 14 accessions of Acacia angustissima were evaluated for leaf, wood and total biomass production at two subtropical sites with uni-modal rainfall in...

Replication data for: Effect of organic fertilizer on the growth and fruit yield of six paprika (Capsicum annum L.) cultivars in Malawi

Festus K. Akinnifesi Gudeta W. Sileshi
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/25747The production of paprika (Capsicum annum L.) under small-scale farm conditions in southern Africa is constrained by low soil fertility and lack of appropriate cultivars. The objective of this study was to determine the growth responses and fruit yields of six cultivars of paprika to organic and inorganic nutrient sources. The study was conducted in 2007 and 2008 at Chitedze Agricultural Research Station in Malawi. A combination of six paprika...

Replication data for: Can Integration of Legume Trees Increase Yield Stability in Rainfed Maize Cropping Systems in Southern Africa?

Sileshi, G.; Debusho, Legesse Kassa; Akinnifesi, Festus K.
This dataset was moved to: https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/25746Growing maize (Zea mays) in association with legume tree in agroforestry arrangements has been shown to increase yields in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, the stability of crop yields has not been critically analyzed in the various cropping systems that integrate leguminous trees. The objective of this analysis was to compare yield stability in improved cropping systems, namely maize-Gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium) intercropping and fertilized monoculture maize, with the...

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