Transforming CIALCA into a Humidtropics platform in East and Central Africa – CIALCA+

Published on 9 September 2013

Research Areas




Start Date: 1 January 2012 | End Date: 30 June 2013


The Goals of CIALCA+ are:

  • To finalize and document on-going activities and outputs
  • To transform CIALCA into a platform that creates greater positive impact on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the Great Lakes Region through more diverse, productive, and eco-efficient farming systems, resulting from a broadened research for development portfolio in the context of the Humidtropics and more effective partnerships integrating all major research and development actors.

Specific objectives:

  • To complete on-going CIALCA-II activities towards specific outputs and outcomes, including the finalization of on-going student projects
  • To document the impact of CIALCA and the effectiveness and efficiency of various approaches used
  • To strengthen the Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC) towards a primary Humidtropics venue for accessing information on the Great Lakes Region and developing information tools related to CIALCA products
  • To transform CIALCA into a Humidtropics platform
  • To develop and pilot a research for development agenda for CIALCA+ in the context of the Humidtropics


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