388 Symposium--Transforming Smallholder Agronomy in Africa

Oral Session
Special Sessions
This symposium, Transforming Smallholder Agronomy in Africa addresses the achievement of higher rate of adoption of good agronomic practices by African smallholder farmers. The 2-hr symposium consists of 10 5-min presentations of key lessons learned plus one hour of discussion of the lessons presented as well as to address future activities of Agronomy in Africa, a new ASA community. The symposium will bring together members with a strong interest and often are engaged in agronomy in Africa interested to know of the lessons important to smallholder impact and able to contribute to the development of a community strategy.

Approved for 1.5 PD CEUs


ASA Section: Global Agronomy

Agronomy in Africa Community

Wednesday, November 9, 2016: 9:10 AM-10:55 AM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 226 C

Charles S. Wortmann
9:10 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:15 AM
Extension That Catalyzes Farmer Innovation: Where the Rubber Meets the Road in Sustainable Intensification.
Sieglinde S. Snapp, Michigan State University; Regis Chikowo, Michigan State University/Africa RISING Malawi; Paul Roge, Michigan State University; Mateete Bekunda, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-Nigeria; Mayamiko Nathaniel Kakwera, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Thomas Jayne, Michigan State University
9:20 AM
Overcoming the Road Between: Challenges Drive Adoption of Africa RISING Technologies.
Mateete Bekunda, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-Nigeria; Haroon Sseguya, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Silvanus Mruma, NAFAKA; Adebayo Abass, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Regis Chikowo, Michigan State University/Africa RISING Malawi; Sieglinde S. Snapp, Africa RISING/Michigan State University
9:25 AM
Crop–Livestock Intensification in the Face of Climate Change: Exploring Opportunities to Reduce Risk and Increase Resilience in Southern Africa By Using an Integrated Multi-Modeling Approach.
Patricia Masikati, World Agroforestry Center; Sabine Homann-Kee Tui, ICRISAT; Katrien Descheemaeker, WUR; Olivier Crespo, University of Cape Town; Trinity Senda, Matopos Rsearch Station; Givious Sisito, Matopos Research Station; Buhle Francis, National University of Science and Technology; Elisha Moyo, Ministry of Environment Water and Climate; Jairos Rurinda, International Plant Nutrition Institute
9:35 AM
Facts, Fallacy and the Future of ‘Good Agricultural Practice's. Lesson from Ifad's Sub-Saharan Africa Programmes.
Stephen J. Twomlow, United Nations; Robert Delve, International Fund for Agricultural Development; William Critchley, Sustainable Land Management Associates Ltd
9:40 AM
Take It to the Farmer: Lessons from Western Kenya.
Keziah Ndungu-Magiroi, KALRO-Kitale; Charles Wortmann, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Mary Koech Kifuko, KALRO
9:45 AM
Soybean Adoption in Africa.
Kerry M. Clark, University of Missouri; Kristin Bilyeu, USDA-ARS
9:55 AM
Development of Transformational Strategies of Smallholders Based on Indigenous Knowledge.
Mark E. Westgate, Iowa State University; Lorna Michael Butler, Iowa State University; Robert Mazur, Iowa State University; Andrew W. Lenssen, Iowa State University
10:05 AM
10:55 AM
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