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Out now: CIALCA’s Annual Report 2018

Out now: CIALCA’s Annual Report 2018

CIALCA has published its Annual Report over 2018. Only 1,5 years into the current CIALCA phase, CIALCA is happy to report good progress. The consortium entered into several co-investment agreements with scaling partners such as One Acre Fund in Rwanda (serving approx. 265,000 farmers) and the International Fertilizer Development Center

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CIALCA and One Acre Fund join forces in understanding farmers’ adoption constraints

CIALCA and One Acre Fund join forces in understanding farmers’ adoption constraints

Smallholder farmers across Rwanda are highly diverse, requiring a nuanced approach in providing assistance and support programs. Understanding this diversity may provide the first step in the development of tailored and targeted interventions for these farmers. Investigating farm and household diversity may also provide insights into the

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How can YOU integrate gender and nutrition in your research?

How can YOU integrate gender and nutrition in your research?

The Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA) organized a training workshop on integrating gender and nutrition in agricultural research for development (AR4D), in Kigali, from January 23 -25.The group of thirty participants was very diverse and included 12 women & 18 men from 12 countries; newly

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UPDATED – Call for International Students to conduct MSc-thesis research in Rwanda

UPDATED – Call for International Students to conduct MSc-thesis research in Rwanda

IITA and Bioversity International Rwanda organise a call for MSc thesis research students affiliated with: – Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium; – Ghent University (UGhent), Belgium; – Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium; – The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany; – Wageningen

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CIALCA PhD position for eastern DR Congo now open for application

CIALCA PhD position for eastern DR Congo now open for application

JOIN THE UNIQUE CIALCA PHD PROGRAM Working at the interface of academic excellence and research in development in Central Africa Deadline 15 August 2018   PhD POSITION 1: HOUSEHOLDHETEROGENEITY TO STRENGTHEN AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (closed for applications) PhD POSITION 2: MANAGING NUTRITIONAL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OBJECTIVES (closed

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RAB and CGIAR join forces to combat Xanthomonas Wilt of banana in Rwanda

RAB and CGIAR join forces to combat Xanthomonas Wilt of banana in Rwanda

Three initiatives, one goal… In the beginning of 2018, RAB joined forces with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)and Bioversity International on three different initiatives that target to combat Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) disease in Rwanda: CIALCA, ICT4BXW, and RTB Scaling Fund. Although each of the projects

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Agricultural Systems Special Issue: “Science of scaling”

Agricultural Systems Special Issue: “Science of scaling”

One of the key-outcomes of CIALCA is to connect the pathways of agricultural research and development for improved food, income and nutrition security. To achieve that, the uptake, use and impact of agricultural research innovations in developing countries – often referred to as ‘scaling’ – is essential.

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CIALCA staff share expertise on digital data collection, analysis, and reporting

CIALCA staff share expertise on digital data collection, analysis, and reporting

24 researchers from across different countries, research and development projects and organizations attended a workshop on Open Data Kit (ODK) in the final week of January 2018. The workshop, organized by CIALCA – took place at the Central African Hub Office of the International Institute of Tropical

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