Scientific Advisory Committee refocuses dissemination approach

A major outcome of the COMPROII Scientific Advisory Committee 2014, was the decision to realign the dissemination objectives of the project.

Going forward, more country-level partners are directly involved in implementing objective 1 in the countries.
"These decisions come as a result of the invaluable experience and lessons gathered through the work of our lead partner Farm Input Promotions Africa (FIPS)" notes Dr. Bernard Vanlauwe.
"It became clearer to us that a country-specific approach using more local partners is likely to achieve more.

 

As a result of this change in approach, the following partner agencies will spearhead country level dissemination activities in future:

  • The Extension Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture in Ethiopia in collaboration with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural research
  • Antika Seeds Company in Ghana in collaboration with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Farm Input Promotion Africa (FIPS) in Kenya
  • Notore Chemical Industries limited in Nigeria
  • Association of Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) in Tanzania
  • Africa 2000 Network (A2N) in Uganda

 

Commenting on the realignment, Dr. Vasey Mwaja, the progamme officer in charge of COMPROII at the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation, said "This has been a good opportunity to carefully consider our dissemination objectives so far and bring them closer to some of the key milestones including greater emphasis on strengthening our regulatory environment",


Scientific Advisory Committee meeting 2014. Kumasi, Ghana. 2014 action plans will benefit a lot from new strategic directions discussed at the SAC in February

 

Scientific Advisory Committee meeting 2014. Kumasi, Ghana. 2014 action plans will benefit a lot from new strategic directions discussed at the SAC in February.