Scaling RTB Technologies: World Café

A World Café style workshop on ‘Scaling RTB Technologies’ will take place on 10 March 2017 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event will be followed by the RTB Annual Review and Planning Meeting. 

Context

This event will bring together the RTB team and a selected group of Tanzanian partners to share scaleable technologies and approaches and tools to enhance scaling. The idea is to match scaleable technologies to approaches for scaling to improve impact.

Scalable RTB technologies are understood as those innovations that are the result of previous RTB research and which are already adopted by farmers or other users, or will be adopted over the next three years, and have a large number of actual or potential beneficiaries. They may be composite innovations combining technological and other elements. For example, the adoption of orange fleshed sweetpotato for health and nutrition improvement; which includes the varieties (the technological innovation), the nutrition and extension messages essential for uptake (the information/ communication innovation).

The agenda for the day, including the list of participants, can be accessed here: Agenda RTB World Cafe

Participants
Management Committee, Center Focal Points, RTB-PMU representatives, Gender Focal points, Flagship Project leaders, Cluster leaders, Project Management Officers, scientists, donor representative and Tanzanian partners.

Inputs for the meeting

  • Inventory of scalable technologies under RTB
  • Posters of tools, technologies or approaches categorized in the following three blocks:
  1. Scalable technologies for varieties and seed
  2. Scalable technologies for resilient cropping, postharvest & nutrition and sustainable intensification
  3. Approaches and tools for scaling, innovation and enhancing gender relevance, usable in multiple flagships. 

Expected outputs of meeting

  • RTB scientists and selected partners in Tanzania have increased sense of ownership and understanding of scalable technologies and approaches for scaling.
  • RTB tools and approaches that can enhance scaling up of selected technologies are linked to particular scalable technologies to enhance impact.

Posters

The posters presented on the day can be downloaded from the links below. 

Block 1 – Technologies: Varieties and seed

No.

Poster topic

Contact person/s

1

Positive selection to improve on-farm seed
potato management
 

J. Andrade-Piedra, P. Kromann,
M. Parker, E. Schulte-Geldermann 

2

New heat tolerant, late blight and virus resistant potato varieties

M. Gastelo, E. Schulte-Geldermann, M. Bonierbale, J.E. Yuen and G. Forbes 

3

Scaling out dual CBSD and CMD resistant varieties for the mid-altitude agro-ecologies of
East and Central Africa

E. Kanju, P.Ntawuruhunga, S. Tumwegamire and R. Kawuki

4

Triple S – Storing Sweetpotato Roots
in Sand and Sprouting

 

S. Namanda, M. Cherinet, S. Agili, M. McEwan, R. Mwanga and S. Magezi

5

Macro-propagation for healthy planting material of banana and plantain

E. Njukwe, Enoch Kikulwe  , D. Naziri,
D. Amah and R.
Swennen 

6

Use of low cost Net Tunnels for Management
of Sweetpotato Viruses among Famer-multipliers

K. Ogero and M. McEwan

7

Rooted potato cuttings to transform seed systems in East Africa

M. Parker, E. Schulte-Geldermann and D.Borus

8

Climate smart mid altitude potato

H. Lindqvist-Kreuze, B. Kowalski,  E. Schulte-Geldermann and M.
Bonierbale

9

Addressing vitamin A deficiency through vitamin A-rich banana cultivars in East African farming and food systems

B. Ekesa, D. Nabuuma,
G. Kennedy and I. Van den Bergh

10

NARITA hybrids for East Africa

I. Van den Bergh, R. Swennen 

R. Crichton, Noel Madalla,
P. Marimo,
J. Kubiriba, R. Tumuhimbise, W.A. Okurut, C.Massawe, Grace Kindimba, D.Mbongi, M. Byabachwesi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block 2 – Technologies: Resilient Cropping, Nutrition and Post-Harvest

No.

Poster
topic

Contact
person/s

1

Waxing: A technology for extending the shelf-life of fresh cassava roots in Africa

A. Abass, D. Dufour, E. Alamu, W. Awoyale and P. Kolawole

2

Out-scaling Single Diseased Stem Removal (SDSR) for quick and effective banana recovery in XW affected regions

 

G. Blomme and W. Ocimati

3

Hand-Held Decision Support System for Potato Late Blight Management (HH-DSS)

 

P. Kromann, A.Taipe, C. Velasco, W. Pérez, G. Forbes and J. Andrade-Piedra

4

AdiosMachoPo® and AdiosMachoSt®: innovative biorational products to control potato pests

J. Kroschel,  O. Zegarra and S.Guvener

5

High quality cassava peel for animal feed

I. Okike, A. Samireddypalle, R.U. Okechukwu, M. Blummel and P.
Kulakow  

6

Recovering Banana Production from Bunchy Top Disease

L. Kumar, C. Staver, M.L. Iskra-Caruana, B.A. Omondi, R. Hanna, L. Nkengla, S. Ajambo, A. Rietveld, M. Soko, C. Niyongere, T. Oviasuyi, S. Ngatat, B. Ndemba, D. Ogunfunmilayo, P. Mobambo, B. Dheda, M. Tachin, S. Akinyemi, M. Andeime, A. Mvila, S. Sagnia, and R.
Swennen

7

Sweetpotato silage-based diet for pig feeding

G. Kyalo, D. Naziri, B. Lukuyu, E. Ouma and P. Lule

8

Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Purée for Bakery Applications in Kenya 

T. Muzhingi, T. Bocher, P. Muoki, J. Low and A. Magnaghi

9

One-stop shop for cassava phyto-sanitation: from in-situ diagnostics, stake disinfection to grower education

J. Manuel Pardo, E. Delaquis,
K. Wyckhuys and E. Alvarez

10

Community action to manage cassava brown streak disease

K. Mtunda, J. Legg, I. Ndyetabura, M. Ndalahwa, J. Yabeja and A.
 
Mwenisongole


Block 3 – Approaches and tools for innovation and
scaling with gender relevance

No.

Poster topic

Contact person/s

1

Tools and approaches for improving RTB seed systems

J. Andrade-Piedra, G. Forbes and K. Garrett

2

Youth agripreneurs – a vehicle to make RTB innovations an attractive business for the next generation

R. Bullock, P. Udomkun and N. Mulinganya

 

3

Developing decision support tools to scale agronomic technologies for cassava

P. Pypers, A. Jalloh, C. Kreye,

V. UzokweS.Hauser, T. Ampadu-Boakye, B. Vanlauwe, G. Ezui, S. Zingore, A. Verlinden, K. Shepherd, P. Moreno Cadena, F. Kolawole Salako, A. Olojede, G. Mkamilo, P. Deusdeit Mlay, P. Amos, W. Mwombeki, G. Ngwasi, S. Magige, N. Karanja, I. Saidu Garko, L. Sanni, J. Teri Vandi, O. Oni, B. Adesiyan, T. Ogunsami, I. Okuku, J. Six, G. Hoogenboom, K. Giller and R. Merckx

4

Scaling out disease-free improved
cassava varieties through Innovation Platforms in Zambia

P. Ntawuruhunga, T. Gondwe,
T. Chama, M. Simwambana, M. Chiona, T. Chibwe and N. Nhamo

5

Social Network Approach for Guiding and Leveraging R4D Investment

M. Sartas, M. Schut and C. Leeuwis

 

6

Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural
Innovation Systems (RAAIS)

M. Schut, L. Klerkx, C. Leeuwis, P. van Asten and M. Sartas

7

Continuous improvement of cassava processing through yearly capacity
building cycles

T. Tran, K. Saengchan, A. Abass and D.Dufour

 

8

Back to the Future: Informing scaling with
retrospective and prospective analyses

B. van Schagen, O. Giller and D.Stoian

9

Participatory Market
Chain Approach (PMCA)

S. Mayanja, C. Velasco, E. Kikulwe,
D. Naziri and P. Flores

10

Using a Theory of Scaling (ToS) to guide decision-making – Engaging effectively and responsibly with scaling processes

S. Wigboldus and C. Leeuwis

 

11

Scaling orange fleshed sweetpotato for nutrition and health

J. Low and R.Ackatia-Armah

Additional posters

These posters will not be presented on the day, but may be of interest to the RTB team: