Excellence in Agronomy for Sustainable Intensification and Climate Change Adaptation

Excellence in Agronomy for Sustainable Intensification and Climate Change Adaptation

Project Overall Goal

To deliver agronomic gain at scale for millions of smallholder farming households in prioritized farming systems, with emphasis on supporting women and young farmers, to demonstrate measurable impact on food and nutrition security, income, water use, soil health and climate resilience. Co-creation of agricultural solutions with farmers is integral to the Initiative through the engagement of modern tools, digital technologies, and behavioral science.

Executive Summary

Combining expertise from across CGIAR research centers, private sector actors and government agriculture departments, the Initiative takes a data-based approach to offer demand-driven solutions. 

This objective will be achieved through:

  • Facilitating the delivery of agronomy-at-scale solutions, including development and technical/user-experience validation and the co-creation and deployment of gender- and youth-responsive solutions to smallholder farmers via scaling partners. 
  • Enabling the creation of value from big data and advanced analytics through the assembly and governance of data and tools; application of existing analytics and solutions for specific use cases; supply of information on climate impacts, inclusivity and sustainability of agronomic solutions; and national agricultural research system capacity strengthening. 
  • Driving the next generation of agronomy-at-scale innovationsby addressing key knowledge gaps and facilitating innovation in agronomy research through engagement with partners. 
  • Nurturing internal efficiencies for an agile and demand-driven agronomy research and development community through internal organization and external partnerships for prioritization, demand mapping and foresight.

Improved agronomic practices are expected to be adopted on about 4.6 million hectares (representing 30% of EiA’s target farmers) by 2030. This is estimated using adoption rates of improved agronomic practices using a logistic adoption function and multiplying the number of farmers targeted by Use Cases by the adoption rate.

Project Details

Sector:  Agriculture
Tags:  Africa, Americas, Asia, Low Middle Income Countries, Adaptation, non-blended instruments
Source of Capital:  Bilateral, Multilateral & Development Finance Institution Philanthropy, private donors and impact investors
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