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 (IFDC) in Burundi. Also, we identified 4 new PhD students from Rwanda, Burundi and eastern DR Congo that are starting their doctoral studies with Belgian Universities and have 5 additional students that conduct their PhD under the CIALCA umbrella. CIALCA also attracted considerable additional investment of USD 7.25 Million that complement or build upon previous and ongoing CIALCA work. Last but not least innovative research for development work with the Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition Laboratory (SWMCNL) of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division is providing insights in increase water use efficiency (WUE) to counteract drought effects on cassava production in Central Africa. We build on big data platforms to better understand household heterogeneity and cassava agronomy at scale.
In sum, there is a lot of exciting developments going on in CIALCA, and solid progress is being made along our impact pathway and results framework. On behalf of all colleagues, partners and fiends of CIALCA wish you a pleasant reading of this CIALCA 2018 Annual Report.
Please access the document here: https://www.cialca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CIALCA-Annual-Report-2018.pdf.
Please refer to this report as: CIALCA, 2019. CIALCA Annual Report 2018. Published by IITA, Bioversity International and FAO/IAEA under the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa. March 2019. Available at www.cialca.org.
CIALCA, its partners and beneficiaries strongly acknowledge the long-lasting support provided by the Belgian Directorate General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD). CIALCA is implemented as an integral part of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) and supported by CGIAR Fund Donors.