As the InnovAfrica project arrives at its last phase, there is heightened focus on dissemination of the project results to various end users.
Brachiaria – reintroduction has reached nearly 20,000 farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
Crop diversification through maize/millet-legume systems has provided multiple benefits to about 40,000 farmers in Malawi, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Tanzania since the project start in May 2017.
Extension and advisory service innovations such as the Village Knowledge Centre (VKC) has enabled farmer networking and significantly increased farmer to farmer exchange of knowledge adaptation in Kenya.
Stakeholder interaction through Multi-Actors Platforms (MAPs) is contributing to strengthen the science-stakeholder-policy linkage, as evident in Kenya.
Through Value Chain mapping the project has identified key actors, gaps and barriers and helped in linking value chain actors and increasing market access to farmers, as observed in Malawi, Rwanda, and Ethiopia.
‘The project will focus on dissemination to reach targeted end users during the last phase, especially through local farmer magazines, farmer workshops and conferences, MAP members, popular media and social media, and scientific journals,’ InnovAfrica Project Coordinator, Dr. Udaya Sekhar Nagothu states.