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Wednesday, July 11

  1. page pct30 edited ... Conversation JO noted that per the latest notice the 30 September was the deadline for closur…
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    Conversation
    JO noted that per the latest notice the 30 September was the deadline for closure of the Africa RISING wiki. No response was forthcoming yet from ILRI CKM team charged with the migration process thereby causing anxiety.
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    PT to make follow ups internally,up with the
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    of the process Bernhard Hack.process.
    Revision of sections for SRA advocacy document
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    finalized and critical reviews done
    Conversation
    BV noted that he had given the document a look and in addition to his feedback (sent via email), he was in agreement with most of the other comments from JG and Tracy Powell.
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    to take over and address the
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    relate to how the organization ofdocument is organized and the document.language.
    ACTION: SM to write an email to technical team requesting them to address the ‘technical comments’ and then send the document to comms. team for revision.
    Upcoming events
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  2. page pct30 edited ... Conversation: Members were grateful to JG for the update and his constant support to Africa R…
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    Conversation:
    Members were grateful to JG for the update and his constant support to Africa RISING in spite of the funding situation.
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    team to spend and thissign agreements with partners. This had resulted
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    and was even affecting renewal of some staff contracts.
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    keep engaging the management at
    Revised Data Management Plan
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    months ago. There has been no update since then. What is the latest update regarding progress?
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    upload etc. and IFPRI had
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    JG and USAID team.USAID. Most of
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    to share next week (week of 9 July) with PCT members the latestcurrent version of
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    data management plan.plan with PCT members next week (week of 9 July).
    Annual learning event
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    was earmarked during the previous meeting as 22
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    26 October 2018.2018 during PCT 29. PT, IHZ
    Conversation
    PT & IHZ noted that after discussions they felt that having a learning event (as we have traditionally had) may not be feasible due to the funding situation and how that had affected implementation of activities by partners in the 3 project regions. There will be limited activities over the next few months, yet we need interactons between the projects. An exchange visit may be a better option particularly if it can be linked to the proposed SI indicator workshop which has been slated for October 2018.
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    document being draftedwritten jointly with colleagues from SIMLESA,SIMLESA; select individuals
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    over the yearyears implemented improvements
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    implementing SRA. TheyThe only challenges,
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    data management within AR.during the cross-learning visit.
    SI Indicator workshop
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    Conversation
    A new proposal is for it to hold at the end of October 2018.
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    the finer details about this workshop.details.
    SAG revival
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    was revived in mid-2017 after
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    after this revival, uncertainties emerged about projectprogram funding thereby
    Conversation
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    about latest developmentSdevelopments with the
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    funding situation. The SAG members
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    for the momentmoment, at least until all the funding
    CoP revival
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    Conversation
    IHZ noted that if the PCT still thought the COPs are good to continue with, then the champions who were already identified needed to be consulted whether they would still be interested in leading them.
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    meantime. The issuesissue will be
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    PCT meeting. moreMore info. about
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    Closure of the wiki
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    for the projectprogram that we can't be lostafford to lose upon closure
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    notice the 29 July30 September was the
    ACTION: SM and PT to make follow ups internally, with the relevant colleagues at ILRI regarding this issue. SM will talk to the DDG Tarawali about this and PT will follow up directly with the officer in charge of the process Bernhard Hack.
    Revision of sections for SRA advocacy document
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Tuesday, July 10

  1. page east_southern_africa edited ... Poultry diseases leaflet {Poultry diseases- leaflet.pdf} (Kiswahili training material) - Augu…
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    Poultry diseases leaflet {Poultry diseases- leaflet.pdf} (Kiswahili training material) - August 2017
    Training on animal traction during 2016/2017 cropping season {Swai_animal_traction_16-17.pdf} - August 2016
    Sorghum production guidelines {Munthali_sorghum_guidelines.pdf} - August 2016
    Research protocols & Questionnaires
    *Click header above to view the research protocols
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  2. page east_southern_africa edited ... Improved poultry feeding leaflet {Improved poultry feeding-leaflet.pdf} (Kiswahili training m…
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    Improved poultry feeding leaflet {Improved poultry feeding-leaflet.pdf} (Kiswahili training material) - August 2017
    Poultry diseases leaflet {Poultry diseases- leaflet.pdf} (Kiswahili training material) - August 2017
    Training on animal traction during 2016/2017 cropping season {Swai_animal_traction_16-17.pdf} - August 2016
    Research protocols & Questionnaires
    *Click header above to view the research protocols
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  3. page kongwa_kiteto_internal_review_April2017 edited ... 08:00-08:30 Courtesy Call / Hold discussions with DAICO / DED for KONGWA. DAICO will join us f…
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    08:00-08:30 Courtesy Call / Hold discussions with DAICO / DED for KONGWA. DAICO will join us for the FFD after the courtesy call
    08:30 - 09:30 Traveling from KONGWA to MLALI
    09:30 -13:00 Farmers Farmers Field Day
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    Kongwa, DRD -{Mlali_ffd_270417.pdf} - Central Zone,
    28 April
    09:00-17:00 KK Project Internal Review meeting All KK Scientists at Dodoma Hotel
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  4. page events edited ... 2018 26 - 27 June: Africa RISING - NAFAKA annual review and planning meeting - Dar es Salaam,…
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    2018
    26 - 27 June: Africa RISING - NAFAKA annual review and planning meeting - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    14 June: extensionExtension and producer
    24 - 25 April: Africa RISING ESA & WA projects joint strategic planning meeting - Livingstone, Zambia
    5 - 12 March: Africa RISING - SIIL Joint field visit to Tanzania (different sites AR & SIIL project sites) - Tanzania
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  5. page ph_standards_training edited Africa RISING-NAFAKA trains Producer Organizations on grain standards, quality improvement technol…
    Africa RISING-NAFAKA trains Producer Organizations on grain standards, quality improvement technologies, and postharvest aflatoxin management in Mbeya, Tanzania.
    Grain quality standards and specifications are important because they formalize the language of trade, and therefore protect farmers, processors and consumers from exploitation. They safeguard safety, nutritional value, and the worth of maize in the market. Buyers often judge quality of maize by the overall appearance. The quality is diminished if some of the grains are damaged by insects or other pests, discolored, moldy, broken, shriveled or contaminated by non-grain matter of organic or inorganic origin.
    This week (June 14, 2018), Africa RISING-NAFAKA project successfully completed training of 188 leaders of producer organizations and 41 extension staff as farmer trainers on grain quality standards, quality improvement technologies, and postharvest management of aflatoxin in Tanzania’s southern highlands. Trainees were drawn form 71 producer organizations spread across 87 villages in four districts: Mbozi, Momba, Waging’ombe and Mufindi in Mbeya region. Out of the total number trained 80% were male, and 20% female. Youth comprised 23%. Through these farmer trainers, at least 6000 smallholder farmers will be reached in the coming one month. Farmers will be equipped with skills to assess produce quality, which in turn will enable them take informed quality improvement decisions and therefore be able to cut down on costs associated with poor quality. The implementation of quality improvement measures by farmers to meet grain quality standards should cause desirable impacts e.g. (1) enhanced food safety by ensuring agreed limits for contaminants are not exceeded; (2) improved nutritional value by safe-guarding overall produce quality; (3) better grain marketing by enabling producers and buyers to transparently determine the true worth of produce; and (4) increased productivity as farmers move to adopt technologies that improve quality of their produce so that they can earn more.
    See Yammer post here:
    https://www.yammer.com/africa-rising/#/Threads/show?threadId=1106327543

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