‘Trees for Food Security Project’


Photo credit: World Agroforestry Center

Catherine Muthuri describes the activities of the Batu Rural Resource Centre in Ziway, Ethiopia during the Trees for Food Security project review


Tuesday, August 2, 2016


From 15-24 April 2016, the Improving Sustainable Productivity in Farming Systems and Enhanced Livelihoods through Adoption of Evergreen Agriculture in Eastern Africa project, known as ‘Trees for Food Security Project’-T4FS in short, underwent an end-of-project review as part of the winding up of the first phase of the project. This is an Au$ 5.5 million Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) funded project operating in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi started in June 2012 The process initiated by ACIAR the funding institution was to gauge and understand the progress, success, and impacts of the project after nearly four years of implementation.

It also provided recommendations that are useful in enriching the second phase of the project. The review was carried out in Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda where it was implemented. The Burundi project coordinator, Claudette Nkurunziza travelled to Rwanda to participate in the review.

Read the full story: World Agroforestry Center

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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