Collaborative Research ProjectsBrings together research partners from the SUA, MAFC, and the OSUC to conduct research projects addressing agricultural and nutritional issues in Tanzania
Collaborative Research is iAGRI’s second objective, designed to enhance linkages between SUA and other research institutions while advancing a common research agenda based on shared priorities. In 2012, iAGRI led a participatory process that identified eight broad research priorities, namely crop improvement; value chain management (value addition, post harvest management, bulking and packaging and marketing); climate change; gender and agricultural productivity; water resources management; policy analysis (focusing on agriculture-related policies); extension systems; nutrition and food science.
A first phase of collaborative research projects was launched in 2013. Research proposals that addressed one of the eight research areas were solicited and evaluated on a competitive basis. Eight teams were selected to receiving funding beginning in June 2013 for a period of two years. Each team brought together members from the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), the Ohio State University Consortium (OSUC) and the Ministry of Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFC).
Phase 2 of the Collaborative Research project started in the last quarter of 2014. For this phase, iAGRI and its partners identified four research topics based on well-thought-out criteria and then solicited research proposals from targeted teams to address these topics. Funding for the second phase proposals began in February 2015.
Summary Data for iAGRI Collaborative Research Projects
|Research Phase||Principal Investigator||Base||Project Title||OSUC Partners|
|Phase 1||AMURI , Nyambilila||SUA||Improving Agricultural Productivity and Crop Nutritive Quality through a Gender Sensitive Approach to Cereal and Vegetable Production in Tanzania||Rakowski, OSU|
|Phase 1||CHASE, Carlene||Florida||Improvement of Tomato Productivity and Quality in Tanzania through Reduction of Adverse Effects of Biotic and Abiotic Stresses||Chase, Florida
|Phase 1||KASHENGE-KILLENGA, |
|MAFC||Integrated Salt Affected Soil Management Options for sustainable Rice Productivity in Tanzanian Irrigation Schemes||Boman, Florida|
|Phase 1||KIMARO, Didas||SUA||Agricultural Innovation for Smallholder Farmers through Locally Adapted Conservation Agriculture for Improved Food Security in the Context of Climate Change||Lal, OSU|
|Phase 1||KINABO, Joyce||SUA||From Soil Elements to Food Nutrients: Improving Nutrient Content of Foods for Human Consumption via Agriculture||Dawkins, Tuskegee|
|Phase 1||MILLER, Sally||OSU||Improved Soil Health and Germplasm to Advance Tomato Production in Tanzania||McSpadden, OSU
|Phase 1||TARIMO, Andrew||SUA||Promotion of Low-Cost Drip Irrigation Technology for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Livelihoods of Small-Scale Farmers in Semi-Arid Areas of Tanzania||Boman, Florida
|Phase 1||WAMBURA, Raphael||SUA||Using the Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) Approach to Improve Maize and Rice Production through Extension Service Delivery in Morogoro and Dodoma, Tanzania||Masinde, ISU
|Phase 2||HEATWOLE, Conrad||Land Use and Climate Change Impacts on Sustainable Intensification in the Upper Ruvu River Basin||Heatwole, VT|
|Phase 2||LUBBERSTEDT, Thomas||Maize Biotic and Abiotic Constraints Affecting Maize Productivity Growth||Lubberstedt and Suza, ISU|
|Phase 2||MIRANDA, Mario||Promoting Financial Inclusion of Tanzanian Smallholders through Index Insured Group Credit||Miranda, OSU|
|Phase 2||To be determined||Rice Demand Studies in Tanzania|