Stakeholder Participatory Workshops in Lushoto, Tanzania: Climate Smart Agriculture Practices

Stakeholder Participatory Workshops in Lushoto, Tanzania: Climate Smart Agriculture Practices

In June 2014, participatory workshops and field visits were conducted by the CIAT-DAPA and CIAT-Soils Research Area teams in the CCAFS Climate Smart Village of Lushoto, Tanzania in the West Usambara Mountains to identify locally appropriate climate smart practices and potential barriers to adopt them. Two stakeholder workshops were conducted; farmers’ workshop and national and local expert workshop. The key objectives for workshops included identifying the different agroecological zones around Lushoto CCAFS villages and their characteristics; assimilating information, opinions, and or concerns regarding CSA practices from farmers and experts; developing a prioritized list of CSA practices and or packages for each agroecological zone; and identifying current and past demonstration plots of different sustainable land management (SLM), CSA, or other agricultural practices in the region. In addition to the workshops, researchers visited several farms and demonstration sites to better understand farming systems and practices used by farmers. Chapter four documents a case study example of digital technology in practice; namely GPS and tablets being utilised in the process of recording data and exploring and promoting climate smart agriculture possibilities.

 

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