By Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten, Guy Blomme
The humid highlands in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are characterised by means of excessive inhabitants densities and require intensification. The Consortium for bettering Agriculture-based Livelihoods in imperative Africa (CIALCA) has arrange a examine for improvement platform in a variety of mandate parts in DR Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda, aiming to spot more advantageous creation, industry, and nutrients concepts and facilitating the entry for improvement companions to those suggestions. This platform is supported by means of capability development, multi-stakeholder discussion, and tracking and evaluate efforts. The convention, facilitated by means of CIALCA, aimed to (i) take inventory of the state-of the artwork in agricultural intensification within the highlands of SSA and (ii) chart the future of agricultural study for improvement within the humid highlands of SSA, and extra in particular within the lately introduced Humidtropics Consortium study Programme, via keynote, oral and poster displays, and strategic panel discussions.
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Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid Highland Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa by Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten, Guy Blomme