Legume CHOICE Technical Meeting 15-16 June 2015
- 1 Legume CHOICE Technical Meeting
- 2 June 15-16, 2015
- 3 ICIPE Campus Nairobi
- 4 Next steps from Day 1 and morning of Day 2 (Output 2 and 3)
- 5 Paper structure - group work on Day 2 afternoon (Output 1)
- 6 Discussion
Legume CHOICE Technical Meeting
June 15-16, 2015
ICIPE Campus Nairobi
Meeting objectives for Day 1 - review of Legume CHOICE tool
- To review experiences in applying prototype Legume CHOICE tool in each country
- To share preliminary findings from application of the tool
- To identify what needs to change to improve the tool
- To brainstorm on intervention strategies for each country based on data collected using the tool
Kenya: Ingrid, Maurice, Irene, Mary
DRC: Isaac, Prof Walangululu, Generose
Ethiopia: Alan, Tamene, Tadesse
|Day 1 June 15|
|08:30||Reminder of what the tool looks like||Alan|
|09:00||Country presentations of results from recent testing of Legume CHOICE Tool
3 x 15 minute presentations plus a few minutes for clarification questions
|Each country team to nominate|
|10:45||Country teams identify key challenges in applying the tool - list on flip chart (come to meeting with some ideas)||Country teams|
|11:15||Peer assist on challenges of applying the tool - leads to suggestions for improvement||Alan|
|13:30||Interventions strategies and niches
|15:30||Country teams reflect on findings from applying tool and develop candidate interventions
with justification - list on flipchart (consolidated summary below for each country) - using this template
|Day 2 June 16|
|8:30||Countries present on candidate interventions, followed by refinement based on comments/discussions||Country team|
|11:30||Countries present progress on identifying interventions:
|13:30||Next steps from discussions so far - see below||Ingrid|
|13:45||Output 1 : baseline and farm characterization reports - discussion on progress (see below for notes)|
Next steps from Day 1 and morning of Day 2 (Output 2 and 3)
- Generose to update data collection template for crop performance by 19th June
- Country teams to finalize interventions - need to be checked for agro-ecological fit - for each site we need a one-pager describing the intervention logic - by June 30, Ethiopia intervention logic
- Generose to finalize general guidelines for testing of interventions - by June 30
- Country teams to develop 1-page simple management sheet for each intervention to be passed to farmers along with inputs - by 31 July.
Paper structure - group work on Day 2 afternoon (Output 1)
Tentative title - or at least key words Overall aim e.g. role of legumes in smallholder systems Hypotheses - 2-3 per paper Research questions to guide which tables and figures we need e.g. what legumes are grown, area etc. Think about how to use the typologies - sketch out structure of a few tables and figures. What type of statistical analysis do we need for the suggested research questions.
2 groups - one on baseline and one on farm characterization
- Need to analyse data withing countries and develop country reports
- May need to rethink definition of typology since, for example, in Ethiopia, input level does not follow other indicators. May need to think about some kind of PCA analysis.
- Need to refine title, hypotheses and research questions for each paper. Need to identify a lead author for each paper.
- Maurice to take lead on Baseline paper. This will mean pushing the process forward.
- Ethiopian team to lead on the Farm Characterization survey paper.
- Need to think about a writeshop linked to next project meeting in Bukavu in early 2016. Between now and then we could think about some skype meetings in Quarter 4 of 2015.
- Need to merge country-level data to create a global file with an additional data field for "country" and possibly "near or far from market". Irene to take responsibility to manage this.