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Africa

Interviewing in Ejersa Joro kebele, Ethiopia. Photo credit: Martha Ataa-Asantewaa, 2013.

Burkina Faso
2013 - AKT training course held in Ouagadougou. Funded by McKnight Foundation and ICRAF/MARS V4C Project. World Agroforestry Centre, Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Bangor University.
Cameroon
'Multistrata cocoa systems'. Institute for Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)   
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
2010 - 2012 - A report and knowledge base developed with a focus on drivers of land use change and agroforestry practices in Uvira, South Kivu, DRC. The research was conducted as part of the Lake Tanganyika Regional Integrated Catchment Management Project. World Agroforestry Centre, WWF East Africa. See news article here.
Ethiopia

2013 - AKT training course held at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa. AIFSC funded and ACIAR managed 'Trees for Food Security' project. World Agroforestry Centre, Bangor University.

 

2013 - AKT training course held in Adama. AIFSC funded and ACIAR managed 'Trees for Food Security' project. World Agroforestry Centre, Bangor University.

 

2012 - Local knowledge of drivers of tree cover change and interactions between crops, trees and livestock in northern Ethiopia. USAID funded early-win Africa Rising project. World Agroforestry Centre, Bangor University.

 

2012 - AKT training course held at Mekelle University. USAID funded early-win Africa Rising project. World Agroforestry Centre, Bangor University.

 

2011 - Two MSc theses and one report with their respective knowledge bases, focused on local knowledge of drivers of tree cover change and water provisioning services of trees in Fogera, Jeldu and Diga districts of Ethiopia. Knowledge base user guides were developed for each of the sites. CGIAR Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) project under the Challenge Program for Water and Food (CPWF). World Agroforestry Centre, Bangor University.

Ghana

2008 - MSc thesis and knowledge base developed on 'Ecosystem service provision of cocoa agroforestry systems' in Adjeikrom, Ghana. Bangor University.

 

'Soils, weeds and trees in bush fallow farming systems in forest, transition and savanna areas'; 'Cocoa shade tree properties'; 'Bridging knowledge gaps between soils research and dissemination'; 'Forest NTFPs'. Forestry Research Institute (FORIG), GhanaOrganicAgriculture Network (GOAN), Ministry of food and agricultureFood and Agriculture , Ghana (MOFA), Samartex Timber and Plywood Company (Samreboi).

Kenya

2011-2012 - MSc thesis and knowledge base developed with a focus on 'Local knowledge of drivers of tree cover change and tree propagation and utilities in Machakos, Kenya'. A tree attribute ranking and phenology study was also carried out in Machakos, drawing on knowledge elicited during previous studies and to test farmers' knowledge of trees in the study area. IFAD funded Evergreen Agriculture program. World Agroforestry Centre, Bangor University.

 

2007-2011 - Two MSc theses and knowledge bases developed with a focus on 'Ecosystem service provision and productivity' of coffee farms in Central Province, Kenya. A tree attribute ranking and phenology study was also carried out in Central Province of Kenya drawing on knowledge elicited during the previous study and to test farmers' knowledge of trees in the study area. EU funded CAFNET project. World Agroforestry Centre, CIRAD, Bangor University.

Lesotho

2003 - Knowledge bases developed on rangeland management and livestock breeding in Lesotho and South Africa. Bangor University.

South Africa
Malawi 2013 - AKT training course held in Lilongwe. Funded by the CGIAR research programmes: Dryland Systems and Humidtropics. World Agroforestry Centre, Bangor University.
Mali 2010 - MSc thesis and knowledge base developed with a focus on farmer managed natural regeneration of trees and ecosystem service provisioning of trees in the farming landscape of Tominion, Mali. World Agroforestry Centre, Sahel Eco, Bangor University.
Rwanda
2009 - MSc thesis and knowledge base developed on 'Ecosystem service provision and productivity' of coffee farms around Lake Kivu, Rwanda. Bangor University.
Tanzania
2010 - 2012 - Two MSc theses and knowledge bases developed with a focus on drivers of tree cover change, ecosystem service provisioning of trees and watershed management around Lake Tanganyika. The research was conducted as part of the Lake Tanganyika Regional Integrated Catchment Management Project. World Agroforestry Centre, Bangor University.
Uganda

2014 - AKT training course held in Mbale. AIFSC funded and ACIAR managed 'Trees for Food Security' project. World Agroforestry Centre, Bangor University, NaFORRI.

 

LEK of soil and fallow management. World Agroforestry Centre and Forestry Research Institute, Uganda

 

2008 - MSc thesis and knowledge base developed on 'Ecosystem service provision and productivity' of coffee farms around Mabira Forest, Uganda. Bangor University.

Zambia
2010-2012 - Two MSc theses and knowledge bases developed with a focus on drivers of tree cover change, ecosystem service provisioning of trees and watershed management around Lake Tanganyika. The research was conducted as part of the Lake Tanganyika Regional Integrated Catchment Management Project. World Agroforestry Centre, Bangor University.

 

Latin America

Interviewing in Nicaragua. Photo credit: Alan Heinze Yothers, 2013.

Colombia

'Ecological knowledge of the cassava-maize intercropping in the Sabanas micro-region of the Colombian Caribbean region' - Corporation for Agricultural Research (CORPOICA)

Nicaragua

Tree cover and its impact on farm productivity and sustainability in livestock farming systems; Local ecological knowledge of two indigenous tribes in Talamanca, Costa Rica . Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre, Costa Rica (CATIE), Instituo Nitlapan, University of Central America, Nicaragua (NITLAPAN), University of Alberta, Canada.

 

2006-2012 - Two MSc theses and a PhD thesis developed with a focus on 'Ecosystem service provision and productivity of coffee farms' in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Bangor University and CATIE.

Costa Rica
Guatemala
Peru

Soil fertility in Aguaytía locality. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Asia

Chinese researchers on the EU Rurbifarm project interviewing farmers near Wuxi in Jiansu Province, 2003

Researchers interviewing farmers near Wuxi in Jiansu Province, China, 2003.

India Knowledge bases developed on 'Ecosystem service provision and productivity of coffee farms' in the Western Ghats. Bangor University and Forestry College of Ponnampet.
Indonesia

Jungle rubber agroforestry systems in Jambi, Sumatra. World Agroforestry Centre and Bangor University

Coffee based multistrata systems in Lampung, South Sumatra. University of Lampung and Bangor University

Soil management in complex home gardens in Malang , East Java - (with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the University of Brawijaya, Malang)

Philippines Innovations in Upland Farming Systems in Mindanao , Bohol and Leyte - Centre for Social Research (CSR), Visayas State College of Agriculture , Leyte Technical
Nepal

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development, Nepal (LIBIRD), Agricultural Research Station, Pakhribas ,Nepal (ARSP)

Mid-hills: 'Dry season tree fodder'; 'Soil and water conservation - nutrient leaching and erosion'

Sri Lanka Smallholder rubber intercrop based farming systems - Rubber Research Institute, Sri Lanka
Thailand

Karen and Hmong - Highlanders' knowledge about watershed management - Royal Forest Department, Thailand

China

An integrated knowledge based approach for nutrient and water recycling in small-scale farming systems in peri-urban areas of China - EU Rurbifarm project (Shanghai and Nanjing)

Training and use of AKT for Enhancing the Livelihoods of Agro-pastoralists in NW Yunnan - Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge (CBIK)

Vietnam An integrated knowledge based approach for nutrient and water recycling in small-scale farming systems in peri-urban areas of Hanoi, Vietnam - EU Rurbifarm project

To obtain further information about any of the above research contact us: akt5@bangor.ac.uk .

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