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International Agricultural Research


List of BMZ-funded projects (as of September 2016)


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International Agricultural Research


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German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

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Bonn 2016

Introductory Remark
Germany supports to the funding of International Agricultural Research Centres (IARCs), especially those backed by the CGIAR (former Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) – A global Agricultural Research Partnership, by providing unrestricted and targeted contributions. One of the aims of targeted funding is to strengthen the cooperation between German and international research institutions.
This brochure contains a list of research projects at IARCs funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. There is a descripition of each project, providing a list of objectives and a summary of results obtained thus far. Relevant addresses, including German research partners, are also given. The list is designed merely as guide to ongoing projects. If you are interested in more detailed information, please contact either the IARCs directly or the German Partner Institutes.

Dr. Stefan Schmitz

Dr. Marlis Lindecke

Deputy Director-General
Commissioner for the
“One World – No Hunger” Initiative
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Senior Project Manager
Advisory Service on Agricultural
Research for Development
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Contents



ICIPE” 6

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IFPRI” 9

IITA” 11

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ILRI” 16

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IRRI” 21

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IWMI” 23

Africa Rice Center - Warda” 24

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AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center” 28

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Bioversity International” 32

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CIAT” 35

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CIFOR” 42

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CIMMYT” 47

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CIP” 51

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ICARDA” 54

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IWMI” 58

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)” 59

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WorldFish Center (ICLARM)” 61




ICIPE Contract No.: 81180346 03/2015 - 02/2018


Project Title:

Strengthening citrus production systems through the introduction of IPM measures for pests and diseases in Kenya and Tanzania (SCIPM)


Project Coordinator:

Dr. S. Ekesi - icipe


Project Coordinator email:

sekesi@icipe.org.


Partner Institutes:

Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany; Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA; Citrus Research International, Nelspruit, South Africa; and some African NARS


Region:

East Africa


Country:

Kenya, Tanzania


Consortium Research Program:

Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics


Major Research Domain:

Bioecology, molecular ecology, modeling, host resistance, biopesticides, disease, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), citrus


Budget:

1,200,000 €


Goal (as per proposal):

The Agricultural Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) and Medium-Term Investment Plan (2010–2015) of Kenya and Tanzania give priority to increasing productivity, commercialization and competitiveness of horticultural crops (Government of Kenya, 2013, United Republic of Tanzania, 2013). The documents prioritized agriculture and horticulture in particular as a critical area for growth, and call for a radical change of approach to transform and modernize the sector through the development of more efficient production systems.

The goal is to enhance citrus productivity and profitability for food and nutritional security in Kenya and Tanzania.
Purpose (as per proposal):

To develop and disseminate IPM measures for ACT and associated HLB disease, and FCM that is less reliant on synthetic pesticide applications on citrus; and build capacity of NARS and growers for improved and sustainable livelihood.


Outputs (as per proposal):

1. Critical gaps in knowledge surrounding the distribution, population dynamics, damage and molecular ecology of targeted pest species and their associated natural enemies filled,


2. The incidence, severity and distribution of Huanglongbing (HLB)/greening determined; and pathogen-vector interaction assessed,
3. Ecologically sustainable management methods for ACT and associated HLB disease, and FCM developed, tested and implemented,
4. Socio-economic assessment of the importance of the ACT and associated HLB disease, and FCM, and the impact of IPM on target biotic constrain established,
5. Knowledge integration, capacity building, and technology transfer with national public and private sector partners and growers established.
Major Results Achieved: State of project implementation as of: 02/29/2016:

Studies on distribution, population dynamics, damage and molecular ecology of targeted pest species and their associated natural enemies were conducted. At low altitude no psyllids have been found while at mid and high elevations in Kenya infestation by psyllids was recorded. Ongoing surveys across Kenya and Tanzania have yielded various psyllid populations for molecular analysis of the target pests. Psyllid colonies have been established for bioecological studies. Plant samples have been collected for molecular analysis for Huanglongbing (HLB) greening to ascertain disease incidence and severity. DNA of leaf samples is being extracted and will be analyzed to detect the presence of pathogen genes. Biological studies are underway to establish basic developmental parameters and measure fecundity of the pest in readiness for vector competence studies. Preliminary olfactometer and electrophysiological observational assays showed high attraction of psyllid pests to citrus leave samples. Initial screening for susceptibility to entomopathogenic fungi (Metarhizium anisopliae) has shown high promise. A dossier has been submitted to the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) for introduction of a virus biopesticide product into Kenya. Twelve improved cultivars of citrus have been assembled to evaluate their response to psyllids and HLB disease. A training of trainer workshop was organized back to back with the project kick-off meeting for 11 NARS participants.


Publications:

- Ekesi, S. (2015) Arthropod pest composition and abundance on Citrus sinensis in the lowland and highland production locales of Kenya. Acta Horticulturae 1065: 1117-1124


- Ekesi, S. (2015) Field infestation and suppression of the invasive fruit fly Bactrocera invadens (Drew, Tsuruta and White) on citrus in Kenya. Acta Horticulturae 1065: 1019-1026.
ICIPE Contract No.: 81194993 03/2016 - 02/2019


Project Title:

Development and implementation of insect-based products to enhance food and nutritional security in sub-Saharan Africa (EntoNUTRI)


Project Coordinator:

Dr. Subramanian Sevgan - icipe


Project Coordinator email:

ssubramanian@icipe.org


Partner Institutes:

Center for Development Research (ZEF) - University of Bonn - Germany; Food Security Center - University of Hohenheim - Germany; Makerere University - Uganda; Egerton University - Kenya; Kenyatta University - Kenya; Bureau of Standards in Uganda and Kenya


Region:

East Africa


Country:

Kenya, Uganda


Consortium Research Program:

Agriculture for Improved Nutrition and Health


Major Research Domain:

Insect farming, rearing, nutritional analysis, post harvest, food safety, food security, legislation, innovation transfer


Budget:

1,200,000 €


Goal (as per proposal):

To improve food and nutritional security and economic wellbeing of rural communities, with a focus on smallholders, women and youth through the environmentally sustainable promotion of insects for food.


Purpose (as per proposal):

To develop, disseminate and promote insect-based technologies to enhance productivity and consumption of insects as food to improve livelihoods and wellbeing of rural and urban communities.


Outputs (as per proposal):

1) Insect farming and harvesting techniques for target species developed and production systems optimized using locally available substrate


2) The nutritional attributes of target insects (fresh, stored and processed) established and appropriate postharvest technologies for preservation tested and implemented
3) Food safety (chemical and microbiological) and regulatory requirements to inform policy on the use of insects as food established
4) Socio-economic assessment of community perception and livelihood effects of edible insects completed
5) Innovations on insect farming and utilization as food transferred to beneficiaries and R&D capacity and entrepreneurship in the field disseminated
Major Results Achieved: not yet available
Publications:

none so far - new project


IFPRI Contract No.: 81180347 01/2015 - 12/2017


Project Title:

The water-energy-food nexus: global, basin and local case studies of resource use efficiency under growing natural resource scarcity


Project Coordinator:

Claudia Ringler - IFPRI


Project Coordinator email:

c.ringler@cgiar.org


Partner Institutes:

Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, Germany; Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (RWI), Essen, Germany; Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia


Region:

East Africa


Country:

Ethiopia
Consortium Research Program:

Durable Solutions for Water Scarcity and Land Degradation
Major Research Domain:

Sustainability, natural resources, food security, rural poverty, water, energy, food, nexus, efficiency


Budget:

1,200,000 €


Goal (as per proposal):

More sustainably manage natural resources, increase food security and reduce poverty for poor rural men and women in the face of rapid agricultural, water and energy development in the Eastern Nile basin.


Purpose (as per proposal):

To contribute to the WLE IDOs 'improved land, water and energy productivity in rainfed and irrigation agro-ecosystems;' and 'increased ability of low-income communities to adapt to environmental and economic variability, demographic shifts, shocks, and long-term changes.' The project will contribute to these outcomes through the development of policy options for reducing the costs of tradeoffs and promoting positive synergies across the water, energy and food security nexus at local and regional levels in the Eastern Nile Basin; with insights from global assessments.


Outputs (as per proposal):

1. Linkages, tensions and tradeoffs across the water-energy-food nexus using global, basin (Eastern Nile) and local case studies (Ethiopia) identified with partners,


2. Alternative water, energy, and food management, technology and governance options that sustainably increase resource use efficiency for the rural poor, including women and men, examined qualitatively and quantitatively at the same three levels,
3. Win-win-win water, energy and food security strategies developed with partners and local and national governments in the Eastern Nile region,
4. Capacity of NARES in the Eastern Nile region to work on nexus assessment based on approaches used in outputs 1-3 strengthened,
5. Research results across a wide range of stakeholders disseminated; and engagement in global water-energy-food nexus initiatives.
Major Results Achieved: State of project implementation as of: 03/01/2016:

The project analyzes key nexus challenges in Ethiopia and the Eastern Nile region, and works with national governments in Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, to assess nexus challenges in the project countries and develop policy options for reducing the costs of tradeoffs and promoting positive synergies across the water, energy and food security nexus at local and regional levels in Ethiopia and the Eastern Nile Basin with insights from global assessments. Policy options are derived both from literature reviews and various engagements in the three basin countries and will be assessed both qualitatively and quantitatively using different modeling software. A series of review papers were completed. A start-up workshop was held in Ethiopia with key project partners and MOUs were signed with key partners in the region as well. An e-survey was implemented to identify key challenges and opportunities for increasing resource use efficiency across the water-energy-food nexus in Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.


Publications:

- Berga, H., A. Mersha et al. Water-energy-food inter-linkages in river basin context: a way forward for a nexus modeling in the Eastern Nile Basin. Under preparation.


- Djanibekov, U., Finger, R., Guta, D. D., Gaur, V., & Mirzabaev, A. (2016). A generic model for analyzing nexus issues of households' bioenergy use. ZEF Discussion paper 209. Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
- Guta, D, A. Mirzabaev, G. Bensch et al. Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in Ethiopia: A critical literature review. Working Paper. Under Preparation.
- Mirzabaev, A., Guta, D., Goedecke, J., Gaur, V., Börner, J., Virchow, D., ... & von Braun, J. (2015). Bioenergy, food security and poverty reduction: trade-offs and synergies along the water–energy–food security nexus. Water International, 40(5-6), 772-790.
- Mondal, Md. A.H.; E. Bryan, C. Ringler, and M. Rosegrant. Ethiopian power sector development: Renewable based universal electricity access and export strategies. Under review. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.
- Ringler, C., D. Willenbockel, N. Perez, M. Rosegrant, T. Zhu and N. Matthews. 2016. Global linkages among energy, food and water: an economic assessment. Accepted. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13412-016-0386-5.
- von Braun J, Mirzabaev A (2016, forthcoming). Nexus scientific research-theory and approach serving sustainable development. In The Water– Energy–Food–Climate Security Nexus—the Challenge for this Generation. Edited by Dodd F, Bartram J. Earthscan.
IITA Contract No.: 81195003 01/2016 - 12/2017


Project Title:

Fast-tracking adaptable preferred varieties for industrial use in Malawi


Project Coordinator:

Dr Ntawuruhunga Pheneas - IITA Zambia


Project Coordinator email:

p.ntawuruhunga@cgiar.org


Partner Institutes:

Chancellor College, University of Malawi; GIZ Malawi; Lake Shore Agro-processors Enterprises (LAPE) - Malawi


Region:

East Africa


Country:

Malawi
Consortium Research Program:

Roots, tubers and bananas for Food Security and Income
Major Research Domain:

Selection, dual resistant varieties, cassava, linkages, industrial use, food security, fast tracking


Budget:

100,000 €


Goal (as per proposal):

To contribute to poverty reduction through promotion and commercialization of cassava for increased incomes, food security and job creation through using improved preferred varieties.


Purpose (as per proposal):

Farmers and processing industries have high yielding, dual resistant (CMD and CBSD) cassava varieties that are profiled for specific uses at their disposal.


Outputs (as per proposal):

1) Improved preferred dual resistant varieties developed for sustained food security


2) Preferred varieties identified profiled
3) Products potential for update tested with the identified varieties
Major Results Achieved: not yet available
Publications:

none so far - new project


IITA Contract No.: 81180348 04/2015 - 03/2018


Project Title:

Rapid Functional Validation through Virus Induced Gene Silencing of Resistance Genes in Cassava for Impact on Productivity and Food Security (Cassava VIGS)


Project Coordinator:

Dr. Morag Ferguson - IITA


Project Coordinator email:

m.ferguson@cgiar.org


Partner Institutes:

Dr. Stephan Winter, Plant Virus Department, Leibniz Institute DSMZ, Germany


Region:

AFRICA
Country:

Kenya
Consortium Research Program:

Roots, tubers and bananas for Food Security and Income


Major Research Domain:

Cassava, virus resistance, gene validation, gene silencing, food security


Budget:

1,200,000 €


Goal (as per proposal):

To resource poor smallholder cassava farmers' to have access to higher yielding virus resistant varieties providing much greater food security and opportunities for income generation.

The project addresses a direct demand expressed by a global alliance in a 'Road Map for the War on Cassava Viruses in Africa' (Legg et al. 2014). Countries where the work will take place include Germany and Kenya, but the results are applicable to all cassava growing areas in Africa and worldwide.
Purpose (as per proposal):

To develop an efficient technology, known as Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS), for rapid functional validation of any gene of interest in cassava for subsequent downstream application such as marker-assisted selection (MAS). This approach can be scaled up to screen large numbers of genotypes for a variety of traits.


Outputs (as per proposal):

1. A VIGS screening system for cassava, for rapid functional validation of genes associated with any trait, developed and evaluated;


2. Technology transferred and established at IITA/BecA-ILRI hub;
3. Candidate genes associated with pathogenicity or resistance/tolerance to cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) and cassava mosaic disease (CMD) identified;
4. Candidate genes involved in CMD and CBSD resistance/tolerance validated for downstream applications, MAS, pre-emptive breeding;
5. Training in VIGS technology at IITA/BecA-ILRI hub to NARS scientists;
6. A regional breeding strategy for effective and durable CMD and CBSD resistance to facilitate the impact pathway formulated.
Major Results Achieved: State of project implementation as of: 02/26/2016:

Candidate genes for virus induced gene silencing (VIGS) functional analysis have been identified by combining RNASeq and quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis from recent IITA projects as well as from the general literature. An efficient bioinformatics pipeline for optimizing VIGS construction has been developed. VIGS constructs for 30 genes have been designed. Transfer of the VIGS technology to the Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa (BecA) laboratories is in progress. Cassava variety TME117 has been imported for use in gene knockdown experiments.


Publications:

- Eyles, R.P., Winter, S., Ahrendts, J., and Ferguson M. 2016. A VIGS based approach for functional analysis of CBSD and CMD resistance in cassava. World Congress on Root & Tuber Crops, Nanning, Guangxi, China, 18-22 January 2016. Poster presentation.


IITA Contract No.: 81182270 03/2015 - 08/2016


Project Title:

Scaling Gender Equitable Impact of Cassava Biofortification to Cameroon and Ghana: Phenotyping and gender responsive assessment of cassava varieties for beta carotene, Fe and Zn


Project Coordinator:

Dr. Holger Kirscht, IITA, Yaoundé - Cameroon


Project Coordinator email:

h.kirscht@cgiar.org


Partner Institutes:

Prof. Florian Schweigert, University of Potsdam, Germany; BioAnalyt GmbH, Teltow, Germany; University of Ghana (Accra)


Region:

West Africa


Country:

Cameroon, Ghana


Consortium Research Program:

Agriculture for Improved Nutrition and Health


Major Research Domain:

Cassava, biofortification, gender, livelihoods, micronutrient deficiency


Budget:

79,991 €
Goal (as per proposal):

• To develop a handbook on standard methods and protocols appropriate for Cameroon and Ghana for measuring the Fe, Zn and beta-carotene levels in leaves and roots of cassava

• To analyse the nutritional composition of cassava roots and leaves for total carotenoids, iron and zinc for 15 varieties of pro-vitamin A cassava in trials established from the 2014-2015 growing season with new trials to be started in 2015.

• To conduct focus group discussions in two communities on gender needs for nutritious cassava food products for sustained livelihoods

• To train NARs partners from Ghana and Cameroon on basic quantification of ß-carotene, iron and zinc in roots, leaves and processed products

• Define quality criteria for biofortified cassava through evaluation of quality and nutritional status of major food products derived from biofortified cassava in local communities in Ghana and Cameroon.

• Students preferably women identified for studies of short term work at the IITA laboratory in Yaounde, Cameroon; University of Ghana, Accra and University of Potsdam, Germany.


Purpose (as per proposal):

To improve the accessibility of these methods for development and adoption of biofortified foods in rural communities with micro-nutrient deficiency. The project will have strong capacity development activities in terms of farmer training targeting women, capacity development of NARs and student training and contribute to the CGIAR SLOs to reduce rural poverty and to improve nutrition and health in the target countries.


Outputs (as per proposal):

• Protocols for beta carotene determination in roots, leaves and products in Cameroon and Ghana with specific evaluation of 15 cassava advanced breeding lines introduced from Nigeria and developed in Cameroon


• Protocols for Fe and Zn quantification in cassava leaves and roots developed and published as training manuals. Fe and Zn remain important micronutrients that need to be considered in combination with carotenoids for a balanced diet, past measures of Fe and Zn in cassava roots and leaves were compromised by contamination problems
• NARS partners in Ghana and Cameroon evaluated and selected advanced biofortified cassava clones for further breeding and variety assessment for potential release for farmers
• Qualitative data from gender research presented in different textual and visual publications and integrated in to cassava breeding objectives
• Immediate beneficiaries are scientists who will have quick and reliable tools and protocols for beta carotene analysis in fresh cassava and cassava products. The final beneficiaries are local smallholder farmers, farmer's organizations and NGOs who will directly benefit from training workshops and the adapted technologies
• Presentations of results and the definition of recommendations proposed for Ghana and Cameroon presented in regional conferences and workshop, in Germany and at the Global Cassava Partnership meeting in Nanning China, Oct 2015.
Major Results Achieved: State of project implementation as of: 02/24/2016:

Focus group discussions on gender needs for nutritious cassava food products revealed that the stakeholders in garri value chains knew their preferences; there were no gender differences in preferred qualities and consumption by males and females in the ethnic groups. Adult women dominate processing and trading; young women are also actively involved in garri business. Quality attributes of garri were found to be correlated with the traits of cassava roots. Cassava genotype IITA-TMS-IBA070539 had relatively high sensory attributes and scored the highest for general acceptability and its garri possesses the quality characteristics supposed to appeal to consumers. The iron and zinc contents of the pro-vitamin A cassava roots and leaves were generally lower than that found in literature. Boiling the leaves led to an increase in zinc content. Scientists, technicians, students and professionals from academic circles and companies, as well as private sector representatives have been trained on the use of the iCheck device for total carotenoid (TC) quantification in cassava roots and products.


Publications:

- Peprah, Bright Boakye., Parkes Elizabeth., Kulakow, Peter., Ceballos, Hernan, Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Paul Agu-Asare, Lawrence Kent, and Agyeman Adelaide (2016): SP11-2207- Performance of 15 yellow-fleshed cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) genotypes in the forest eco-zone of Ghana. Presented at the World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops,


Nanning, China, 18-22 January 2016.
ILRI Contract No.: 81195004 02/2016 - 01/2018


Project Title:

Enhanced understanding of zoonotic pathogens in camel livestock systems - the case of MERS-CoV and hepatitis E


Project Coordinator:

Dr Anne Liljander - CIM integrated expert ILRI Kenya


Project Coordinator email:

a.liljander@cgiar.org



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