Research call for concept notes

SAIRLA is a five-year programme, running from 2015 to 2020, will address one of the most intractable problems facing women and poor smallholder farmers in Africa: how to fully engage in the market economy and deliver intensification of agriculture while maintaining ecosystem services.

WYG and the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) at the University of Greenwich are jointly managing and implementing the DFID-funded programme Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Research and Learning in Africa (SAIRLA). SAIRLA will focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular, but not exclusive, emphasis on six countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia), complementing other research efforts in these regions.

The programme will function through two processes:

1. A competitive programme of research grants; and

2. Facilitating a ‘learning alliance’ between research organisations and stakeholders.

Deadline for submission: 191115