The Upscaling Site-Specific Climate-smart Agriculture and Land use practices to Enhance Regional Production Systems in West-Africa (UPSCALERS) project is an innovative research-for-development projected aimed at integrating climate, crop, and livestock systems to achieve the maximum benefits. The project is part of the African Union Research Grants financed through the Financing Agreement between the African Union Commission and the European Union. The project is being implemented by WASCAL, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn (Germany), Institut du Sahel (Mali) and the International Livestock Research Institute (Kenya).
|Project indicator||Summary of results|
|Outcome of Projects||Developed a Web App to deliver agroclimatic information services to a network of 200+ farmers & extension intermediaries across Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger & Mali (i.e. The AgInfo package). Installed 8 biodigesters and 36 compost pits to support crop-livestock circular bioeconomy of 120 farmers Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, supporting the African Union Research-Innovation congress in the participative observations/modelling with farmers, extension intermediaries for the Africa We Want Agenda 2063.|
|Mitigation to climate change||Production, dissemination, outscaling and upscaling climate information services, climate smart practices for crop-livestock farming in the region.|
|Adaptation technology||Biogas produced provides green energy to households and reduces wood-based fuel use. Biogas improves life conditions, especially for women and children, by reducing kitchen smoke and producing clean light for work and studying|
|Capacity building||Training of agents of Directorate of Regionale/Provinciale de l’agricultureTraining of Seven students (1 PhD, 4 Masters, 2 Undergrads)Enhancing existing partnership and creating new partnership|
WASCAL Contact: Dr. Safietou SANFO (firstname.lastname@example.org)