byBarbara Adolph via web
The benefits of meeting face-to-face - to discuss, plan, learn and get to know each other - are difficult to replace with ICTs. The second SIRAF action group meeting took place from 4 to 8 September in Wa, Northern Ghana. Participants came from the three project countries Burkina Faso, Ghana and Malawi, as well as from the UK and Senegal, in order to share the initial findings of the household survey and plan for the household case studies. These will enable us to explore in some depth the decisions that different types of farmers (men, women, youths - from different wealth groups) make to manage trade-offs in sustainable intensification of agriculture. Speaking to a farmer in Nadowli District, who has been supported by the SIRAF partner CIKOD in piloting agroecological innovations, was particularly interesting for the colleagues from Malawi - where farms look very different indeed!