Research information from infosysplus.org: Organisations and projects in Eritrea
Projects with partners - Eritrea (3)
The African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) is a network of 127 educational institutions in Africa whose objective is to strengthen the teaching of multi-disciplinary approaches to land management. The ANAFE Coordination Unit is hosted at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi. This provides a vantage for network management, linkages with the research and development activities of ICRAF and its partners, and convenient communication facilities.
The overall goal of the project is to assist the MoA in building-up its institutional capacity for the generation and dissemination of relevant improved agricultural technology and modern cultural practices (within the context of production/farming systems). Emphasis is given in two areas: firstly, the project will continue to strengthen the human resources capacity of the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) within MoA and improving its ability to manage and carry out effective agricultural research programmes. Secondly it will improve the quality of research services. The research aims at improving the productivity and sustainability of horticultural crops and animal production, developing integrated land and water management systems, and exploring moisture conservation and utilization techniques. The dissemination of findings amongst farmers is expected to increase food security and the standard of living in rural areas.
The SLM Programme aims to support Eritrea in its efforts towards sustainable land management, improved food security, and improved rural livelihoods. Activities are grouped in three programme lines. - Research: Millet breeding; tissue culture development; soil and water conservation and watershed management - Education: University education for specific thematic fields such as GIS, remote sensing (RS), sustainable livelihoods, and resource management; - Outreach: Local development in test areas; spatial database development.