The InnovAfrica project mid-term review took place in Brussels, Belgium on the 21-22 of February 2019. The InnovAfrica team presented to the European Commission project review committee who gave positive feedback on the progress made so far with InnovAfrica activities.
The project is active in 6 case countries, with a total of 12 project sites that represent different agro-ecological and socio-economic settings.
The review committee noted that the “the project has been managed systematically, thoroughly and is well done so far”. The Project Coordinator Dr. Sekhar Nagothu presented an overview of the progress in the first mid-term, followed by Jacob Mignouna, the Co-coordinator summarizing the main policy implications.
The Work Package (WP) leaders presented on the tasks and activities taking place in their respective work packages and included the main results and future work plans.
Successful results from each WP were discussed in detail, including their sustainability and relevance to achieve the expected project impacts, for example the Knowledge Platform developed, Village Knowledge Centres in Kenya and Tanzania, and the sustainable agriculture intensification (SAI) technologies (Maize-Millet/Legumes; Brachiaria fodder grasses) demonstration and implementation in the 6 case countries combined with innovative extension services (PIP, F2FE).