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CIALCA organizes ICT4Ag workshop to build capacity of staff and partners

CIALCA organizes ICT4Ag workshop to build capacity of staff and partners

The Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA) organized a two-day course on the use of digital tools in agriculture research. This is part of CIALCA’s efforts to build the capacity of national scientists and practitioners on innovative digital technologies, to empower research and decision-making to facilitate sustainable agri-food system transformation. Twenty CIALCA…

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Picture of CIALCA staff share expertise on digital data collection, analysis and reporting. Photo by Marc Schut.

CIALCA organizes Open Data Kit training

Twenty four researchers from across different countries, research and development projects, and organizations attended a workshop on Open Data Kit (ODK) in January.

Picture of Rusanganwa in his banana farm in Rukara Sector, Kayonza District. / Jean d’Amour Mbonyinshuti.

CIALCA – boosting livelihoods in Rwanda

Last week, Rwanda’s leading English daily—the NewTimes cited IITA’s progressive research on banana as a factor helping households and farmers to meet up with their financial and nutritional needs.

Picture of Women of ‘Tugurakire kitoki’ farmers group give a hearty welcome to visitors in their banana field. In its 10 years CIALCA has lifted 560,000 smallholder farmers out of poverty.

CIALCA marks a decade with over half a million farmers out of poverty

Over half a million smallholder farmers in the Great Lakes region of East and Central Africa have been lifted out of poverty. This is partly due to 10 years of research, capacity building, and networking activities of the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA) that has seen over 25 innovative agricultural technologies…

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